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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 #2 of 43 Attractions in Maastricht
Type: Religious Sites, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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West Sussex
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This church is devoted to Mary. Even for agnostics like myself lighting a candle here is a joy. Don't bother the glass windows or the stations of the cross

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San Antonio, TX
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a leafy square with lots of cafes and an 800-year-old church that provides an fine example of Meuse Valley (or Maasland) architecture.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

the chruch in a street full of coffee shop and tourists, but when you just step in, you forget everything, just looking to the statue of la madonna carriying our lord Jesus, couldn't stop lighting candles.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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165 reviews 165 reviews
61 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beatiful in the middle of the bullicious city center. Quite and good for a moment of praying and meditation.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Basilica of Our Lady is one of my favourite places in Maastricht and I am a staunch atheist. It's very old, work started shortly after 1000 AD, free to enter and well worth the visit.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There has been an English Maas held in the basiliek now for more than 25 years, the Maas serves the International people posted to Maastricht and surrounding areas as well as for the many students who study here now and also the local community. If you are visiting Maastricht please do come in an visit the Onze Lieve itself and... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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170 reviews 170 reviews
66 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We entered the Basilica to take a look. It's not very big and impressive, but is has its own vibe. If you are in the area, there is no need to pass on it.

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