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Basilica of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek)

Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 9, 6211 HD Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Maastricht
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Cultural

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I visited this church to light a candle in rememberence of my mother while traveling. Although many tourists go there, it was remarkably personal and comforting. This church opens to an outdoor place to have coffee, lunch, etc. you can walk everywhere from there. Very enjoyable.

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Lake City, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Taken here by local friends, who felt it was important for me to see this site, and I must agree. One of the two is amatuer historian, and he was very excited and proud of the original Roman facade on one side of the church. It is unique since most others are no longer standing. The rest of the church... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This old church, its square and its proximity to the roman ruins and the old city wall make it one of the best places in Maastricht. It is a local gathering place and has great atmosphere.

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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Nice church from a touristic point of view, easy to find location and not far at all, can easily get more points if it had - clear signs to the entry door, it was just a door without any signboard!!! - the entry to the touristic exhibition opens late compared to other places (midday), without any info about that in... More 

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abuja
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nice, Solemn place! Very beautiful if the lights are on. Quiet corners where you can pray or reflect

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is one of the most unusual in the architectural point of view churches I ever visited. An extremely rare Romanesque fortress style church. Worth to visit

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This basilica is very simple. You can find the beauty of the interior. However, in my opinion, it does not have much to show. A short visit of 1 hour for the maximum is enough.

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West Sussex
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121 reviews 121 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We only had a brief visit to this church as we were passing through the square to another location. I had been told that the candles were worth seeing so we called in and, yes, it is an impressive sight. It was quite a warm day and, usually, going into an old building the temperature drops - not here! The... More 

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Dudelange
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have visited most of churches and buildings in Maastricht. The Basilica of our Lady is less renovated than the St.Servatius an more authentic. What I detest forever, for the St.Servatius you have to pay sn entry fee. No go.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

First Romanic church I was in. You can tell from the way it's built that it has taken a while to finish: two different building styles! They started building 1000 years ago. I know it's a well known candle lighting place, and true, that part is astoundingly beautiful, but go on in and have a look. Sit down to get... More 

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