In St. John’s Hospital, worth more than eight centuries of history, pilgrims, travellers and the sick were cared for by sisters and brothers. The medieval wards and the accompanying church and chapel house an impressive collection of archives, art works, medical instruments and six works by Hans Memling. In the adjoining monastery you can visit a 17th century pharmacy. The entrance to the monastery, housing the cloister, pharmacy and guard room, is located on the courtyard and can be reached via a covered alley to the right of the main entrance. The cloister is on the ground floor. You can visit the pharmacy and the guard room via two steps. The large attic above the infirmary with the unique oak roof truss dating back to 1234 is also worth a visit.


Mariastraat 38
8000 Bruges


+32 (0)50 44 87 43

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