Excellent cathedral for many reasons. Well worth a visit if you're in the area. The coach and Treasury are a must.
I found some of the art inside the church quite exquisite. I suggest to spent some time here instead of quickly take a picture of the altar and leave. Each chapel has treasure. I loved the details in the statues. The surprise was a very "surrealist" cruxifixion, very "modern" and edgy; it was nice contrast with respect to the traditional... More
You think of Mons being beaten up in two world wars. Not evident here. A huge fairly austere space with well presented descriptions of the artefacts. The golden carriage and the Lumeçon show what a lively place Mons is.
It's not Notre Dame in Paris but it's still a great place to check out if you love to learn about the history of the town of Mons. My favorite part is seeing the carriage inside the church.
Collegiate is a must for all visitors to Mons. So interesting and full of various artefacts of note. We were lucky to have a friend there to explain all the traditions of the festivals etc. Including the chariot of gold used in the 'dou dou' procession. The building equals many of the cathedrals of Europe.
It is a big church. It has statuary and stained glass windows. From visiting lesser churches like St. Waudru, you can better understand why Notre Dame (Paris) and other such cathedrals are so impressive. So if you are in Mons, by all means stop by St. Waudru, but don't make a special trip just to see it.
This is a beautiful grand cathedral in Mons. Steeped in history. You can see the golden chariot there. A quick walk from the train/bus station and from the Grand Place. Don't leave Mons without seeing it.
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