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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 2013
Type: Museums
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Mons, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
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12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Mons, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

It is a big church. It has statuary and stained glass windows. From visiting lesser churches like St. Waudru, you can better understand why Notre Dame (Paris) and other such cathedrals are so impressive. So if you are in Mons, by all means stop by St. Waudru, but don't make a special trip just to see it.

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Lombise, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

This is a beautiful grand cathedral in Mons. Steeped in history. You can see the golden chariot there. A quick walk from the train/bus station and from the Grand Place. Don't leave Mons without seeing it.

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Beveren, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

ancient art pieces are worth a visit also the location of the church is remarkable

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