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Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk)

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Address: Vrouwekerkhof Zuid, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 00 32-0-50 33 19 17
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Description: This church features a 122m spire and what is claimed to be the only...
This church features a 122m spire and what is claimed to be the only Michaelangelo statue to have left Italy in his lifetime.
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Michelangelo Madonna & Child Sculpture

This church is quite big, but is currently undergoing restoration. However, you can still enter the church for free or pay a small fee to see the Michelangelo statue "Madonna... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The restoration does not really interfere with the section of the church that houses Michelangelo's Madonna. It is not as large as expected but was even more inspiring.

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

There is a "must See" , because of Michelangelo sculpture and history behind her . This visit is for your soul,

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This church is quite big, but is currently undergoing restoration. However, you can still enter the church for free or pay a small fee to see the Michelangelo statue "Madonna & Child" that is featured in the movie Monuments Men. It was very cool to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited this church again on our return to Bruges. The church is still being renovated but quite a lot of it is now open for a free walk around. You can pay a small fee to see the Madonna and Child. The church is worth a visit as it has a variety of statues and artwork on show. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Before you walk in, the church is beautiful and so are its surroundings. Once inside, you have the option to pay a small charge to see Michelangelo's Madonna and child, set inside the church. Whilst we were there, there was a shared prayer which added to the celestial atmosphere. Some other interesting objects are also housed in the museum section,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The sculpture is well worth the visit on its own but the pupit is also a beautiful piece of work. The other paintings on display were of mixed quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

3 euros to see Michelangelo's depiction of the Madonna and Child, but worth every cent. A lot of the church is currently undergoing restoration but you can still walk around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The church on it's own is not nearly as impressive as all the other churches I have visited in Europe. The church is going through some renovations, and it lacked the charm and beauty of many other churches. The main reason to make this church a visit on a trip to Bruges is the beautiful Michelangelo sculpture of Madonna and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited the church while restoration work was going but still enjoyed the building. Because of the works there was a reduced admittance fee to see the Michelangelo Madonna & Child. It was a bit disappointing as you cannot really get close enough to appreciate the statue. However there were other paintings to enjoy.

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Stoke on Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Its a shame about the ongoing work inside the church but its still worth a visit despite this, how often do you get the chance to see a Michel Angelo after all.

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