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Collegiate Church of St. Waudru

Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Mons
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Waterloo, Belgium
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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143 helpful votes 143 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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77 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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