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Collegiate Church of St. Waudru

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Address: Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
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All by myself

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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Portland Oregon
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114 reviews 114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
73 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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surrey
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195 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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