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Basilica of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek)

Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 9, 6211 HD Maastricht, The Netherlands
043 325 21 21
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Ranked #3 of 43 Attractions in Maastricht
Type: Religious Sites, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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abuja
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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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168 reviews 168 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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