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Collegiate Church of St. Waudru

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Address: Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
Phone Number: 065-84-46-94

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St Waldru

A fantastic cathedral which stands out like a beacon in the otherwise quite ordinary town of Mons. Lovely carvings, beautiful stained glass windows and an extraordinary gilded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A fantastic cathedral which stands out like a beacon in the otherwise quite ordinary town of Mons. Lovely carvings, beautiful stained glass windows and an extraordinary gilded coach!

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A good short break from the crowds of Mons. The majority of displays have an english explanation so you'll be able to understand the description of it. Definitely check out the reliquaries and the wagon used to carry them during the Ducasse.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Saint Waudru still is popular in Mons. The church is a masterpiece of a very impressive regional Gothic style. Look for the golden shrine and the coach on which the shrine of Saint Waudru is placed when it leaves the church for a procession.

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Portland Oregon
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautiful cathedral inside and out. It must be a quiet time of year, because I was completely alone. Really enjoyed my visit. For 5 Euro you can get an audio guided tour.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a lovely church with some wonderful paintings and sculptures, including several by Jacques du Broeucq, a master artist of Emperor Charles V. Explanations are provided in English for each exhibit. There is also a wonderfully curated treasure room for a nominal fee that really gives you an idea of the history and significance of the site, including artifacts... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This Collegiate Church is located between the Mons train station and the Grand Place. It is certainly one of the nicest Collegiate Churches in Belgium. The church is just 5 minutes walking from the train station. Make sure you have sufficient time for the visit. Between 30 and 60 minutes will give you a good overall view of the church.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A strange place never fully completed. There ought to be a big tower for instance. There is lots of fine stained glass, all the walls appear to have clerestory windows. The organ is impressive but you must see the golden cart and the explanatory video. Also the death clock. (From a distance I thought the onion domed tower belonged to... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful collections of goldsmith's works in Belgium ranging from the12th to the 19th century. Statues, paintings and manuscripts are jealously guarded in the magnificent St-Waudru's Collegiate Church, which was erected between the 15th and the 17th century in the Gothic style of Brabant. Admire the splendid albaster statues of Jacques Du Broeucq (16th c.)... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was pleased to have the walk up the hill. My visit was on a Sunday and I am never comfortable walking round when others are at worship so my visit was truncated. Nonetheless what I saw makes me wish to go back and spend longer there at some time, The relic of St Waudru was stunning, the clock of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I thought this gothic church was worth the detour when strolling though Mons. The surrounding area and gardens were pleasant and the architecture impressive, inside & out. A really nice photo opportunity.

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