St-Salvatorskathedraal

sights / Religious

St-Salvatorskathedraal information

Location
Bruges , Belgium
Address
Steenstraat
Opening hours
2-5.45pm Mon, 9am-noon & 2-5.45pm Tue-Fri, 9am-noon & 2-3.30pm Sat & Sun
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Stacked sub-towers top the massive central tower of 13th-century St-Saviour’s Cathedral. In daylight the construction looks somewhat dour, but once floodlit at night, it takes on a mesmerising Escheresque fascination. The cathedral’s interior is vastly high but feels oddly plain despite a selection of antique tapestries. Beneath the tower, a glass floor reveals some painted graves, and there’s a passingly interesting treasury displaying 15th-century brasses and a 1559 triptych by Dirk Bouts.