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Collegiate Church of St. Waudru

Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Mons
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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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Trois-Rivieres
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Magnificient gothic church. Looks and feels much bigger than it actually is because of the way it was built. Needs a lot of work though. Take your time and if you can, visit with a guide.

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Antwerp
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The church is a fine example of pure gothic; it has a fine art collection and let the coach and its story surprise you.

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Mons, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Excellent cathedral for many reasons. Well worth a visit if you're in the area. The coach and Treasury are a must.

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Brussels, Belgium
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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

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Cambridge
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7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

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.

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I wouldn't go out of my way just to visit this, but if you're in Mons, it is certainly worth a half-hour look around.

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Northamptonshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

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.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Not the most beautiful gothic church I've been to, but if you're around Mons do stop some minutes to visit it

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