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Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk)

Vrouwekerkhof Zuid, Bruges 8000, Belgium
00 32-0-50 33 19 17
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Ranked #18 of 50 attractions in Bruges
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Description: 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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Den Haag, Nederland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My first reaction upon paying to see the Madonna was, "Is this what all the fuss is about??" It's a small white statue and while absolutely beautiful, it did not live up to my exceptions.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were shocked at the state of this church. Although certain parts are undergoing restoration currently, the parts you can access are in a terrible state of disrepair, particularly the artworks. I was happy to pay 2€ to see Michelangelo's Madonna and Child, which is beautiful (but in need of a clean?).

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Just Outside Nashvegas, TN
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114 reviews 114 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived just before the closing time for the Madonna and child. It was two euro pp to go see it. Well worth the pocket change! It was a free for all once in there and it was hard to get a picture of it with no one else in it. For the church itself, it is under renovations so... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

WEnt into this church to see the sculpture, but the church itself is lovely, unfortunately there was a lot of scaffolding and netting up as it is being restored.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There is construction taking place but there is still a lot to see inside, the madonna and child is a brilliant reason to go in alone.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The church itself is very nice, with some enjoyable art and sculpture around it, but the true beauty (at least for an atheist like myself) was the Michelangelo Madonna, which honestly made my cry. The only downside to it is that it really does make what are some very nice sculptures around it look quite crude! If you are visiting... More

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st louis mo
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Church was undergoing renovation during our visit, but the Madona and Child are worth the trip. We plan to return once the Church once the renovations are finished. I loved Monuments Men and had to visit the church to see the Madona. The City of Bruges is very quaint and worth a visit.

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Ogden, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

lots of construction work in the church, but it has a Michaelangelo, so that alone is worth the visit.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Michelangelo's madonna with child.. worth the trip. it's one of the art tresures chased in the movie monuments men.

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Makanda, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing the Madonna, even though we had to pay extra for see it! This church was an inspiring experience.

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