Memling Museum Brugge Reviews
Nice artwork in museum Mar 14, 2010
Once known as St. John’s Hospital during the Middle Ages, it is now the Memling Museum, containing the Flemish Primitives artwork of Hans Memling.
As its former name indicates, it was a working hospital at one time. Inside, you can see the displays of old medical tools and equipment, plus learn the history of the building, and how it operated as a medical facility. Also on display, are some gruesome paintings of medical procedure being done. Other highlights include the Shrine of St. Ursula and the huge altarpiece in the main altar of the hospital, featuring St. John the Baptist.
While it may be a bit overpriced, the artwork and history of the place makes it a must-see for anyone visiting Bruges. And it’s located across from the Church of Our Lady.
Part of the Belgium 2010 travel blog
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