In western St-Anna is one of Bruges’ oddest churches, the 15th-century structure built by the Adornes family. Supposedly based upon Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it’s a macabre monument with a gruesome altarpiece covered in skull motifs and an effigy of Christ’s corpse tucked away in the rear mini-chapel. The black-marble tomb of Anselm Adornes contains only his heart, presumably all that could be carried back to Bruges after he was murdered in Scotland in 1483.

Day Trips & Excursions activity

Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels


Buy tickets at nearby Kantcentrum.