Sacred Books | Secret Libraries - Carmelites convent

Sacred Books – Secret Libraries’ will be opening two Religious Houses with existing communities for visitors: The English Convent and the Friary of the Discalced Carmelites. A Guide will explain the Spirituality and way of life in these Religious Houses.

  • 'Sacred Books | Secret Libraries’ opens what was closed until now
  • This unique initiative keeps religious heritage alive
  • A guide takes you on a journey around silence and spirituality
  • The Carmelite Monastery has an intact monastery library and an impressive refectory
Duration1 Hour 30 Minutes
ParticipantsMaximum of 15 persons per group/visit.
Important information

Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.

The ground floor of the Carmelite monastery is wheelchair accessible, but the entrance is at the rear, by the garden (accessible by the gate in the Jan Boninstraat).The library is located on the first floor and is only accessible by stairs; in the refectory a video is shown to visitors who do not go upstairs.


The reduction rate applies to:

  • children and young people (7 to 18 years)
  • seniors (65+)
  • groups (6 and more)
  • residents of Bruges

Further information

  • The visit to the monastery takes place in a small group (maximum 15 people).
  • A guide guides the visitors along the experience trail through the monastery.
  • The visit takes 1 hour.
  • The visits that take place in the morning end with a meeting with a religious.
21 Reviews
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Gids was onduidelijk en aarzelend, en het antwoord op mijn vragen heb ik dan maar gegoogeld.
by Guy Derijckere on 10/16/2022
Boeiend en goed gebracht
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Aan alle Bruggelingen
by brigitte vrielynck on 09/05/2022
Interessant alleszins. Maar zo duur voor wat het is. Misschien toch betet werken vanaf 5 personen. Ik was er met twee kdn van 9 jaar en dat is een grote hap uit mijn budget. Ik haf zo gehoopt op middeleeuwse handschriften maar die blijven id kluis
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Wisselen van datum en inruilen zou toch mogelijk moeyen zijn. Ik had me ingeschreven maar een tijd erna bleek dat de klkdn opvang moesten. Et was geen mogelijkheud tot omruilen van datum.
by Nadine Leupe on 09/04/2022
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