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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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Gothic at its best

Beautiful church, our guide Patricia was very informative. Alabaster statues of the virtues, ornate boxes that hold remains of Saint Waudru. Must go. Free or small donation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful church, our guide Patricia was very informative. Alabaster statues of the virtues, ornate boxes that hold remains of Saint Waudru. Must go. Free or small donation.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The exquisite beauty of the church itself, its paintings and statues is a must see in Mons. The Car d'Or (Golden Coach) is absolutely amazing, so many rich details. Church's wc could be in better conditions and explanations in English would be a plus.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the main church of Mons and houses many ornate and decorative nooks and crannies. It is also the location for music concerts and whilst we were visiting we listened to an organist and a singer practising (presumably) for a forthcoming concert. The acoustics were exceptional and we would have stayed longer if our timetable would have allowed it.

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This church is worth a visit on a wet day, but I would recommend it to families with small children...too many things to fall over and break

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Everything a medieval cathedral is suppose to be. It literally blows your mind awayyyyy. A must if in the area. I'm lucky enough to live a 2 minute walk from this magnificent cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
Phone Number: 065-84-46-94
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Wallonia  >  Hainaut Province  >  Mons

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