Sacred Books - Secret Libraries
Bruges is brimming with heritage, yet some of its pearls are not so easy to discover. Sacred Books - Secret Libraries is shining a spotlight on a few of these hidden treasures and is allowing you to take a peek behind the doors of two centuries-old convents and their libraries.
With medieval alleys and canals, the belfry and cathedral, and masterpieces by the Flemish Primitives in the churches, Bruges is packed with centuries-old heritage. The fact that the entire historic centre of the city was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is proof enough. However, the city is also home to some less obvious treasures.
Sacred Books | Secret Libraries allows you to discover two of them. Two convents, almost 400 years old, want to share their secrets with you. The English Convent is allowing you access to its unique domed church and the relics of philosopher Thomas More.
You will be accompanied by a guide who will share stories about the religious orders who, to this day, still live in the convents. Hear stories about their spirituality, their connection to the city and, in particular, the books, which form the central theme of this unique experience.