The Adornes Domain and the Jerusalem Chapel
On Monday afternoon you can visit the Adornes Domain and the Jerusalem Chapel. Take this opportunity to visit a medieval estate in the heart of Bruges. The Domain is still privately owned by descendants of the Adornes family – by now the seventeenth generation. The estate has been open to the public since 2014.
The Jerusalem Chapel, consecrated in 1429, is a hidden gem in Bruges. The architecture was inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. It has beautiful stained-glass windows and contains the tomb of Anselm Adornes (1424-1483) and his wife Margareta van der Banck. There is a small museum inside the estate’s almshouses, which focuses on highlights from the life of the family’s most illustrious descendant, Anselm Adornes, who was active in Bruges in the fifteenth century as a diplomat, knight, and merchant.