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Michelangelo's Madonna & hild

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cold north
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Michelangelo's Madonna & hild

We will be in Bruges on a Sunday in July, but only until 1:30pm

About 8 of us would like to see Michelangelo's famous Madonna. However, it appears that the Church opens at 1:30, just when we have to leave.

Do any of you know of a way we can still see the Madonna?

Perhaps some tour could get us in?

Thanks

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cold north
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1. Re: Michelangelo's Madonna & hild

Sorry for the typo!

Brussels, Belgium
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2. Re: Michelangelo's Madonna & hild

It's a Sunday and this is of course a church (OLV, or the Church of Our Lady): there are church services in the morning, including mass at 11:00 and prayers at 12:00. That is why the church is only open to visitors (as opposed to the congregation) from 13:30. But there is nothing to stop you from taking part in a church service.

Ottawa, Ontario
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3. Re: Michelangelo's Madonna & hild

The church's website says that part of the church (the museum and location of the Madonna and Child) is closed for refurbishment until November. Does anyone know if its November 2014 or if the church has not updated their website since this portion of the refurb has finished? (the museum's website does indicate that refurberation will continue through 2014 and that the chancel and tombs will be closed but it doesn't specify if the Madonna and Child will be inaccessible)

Brussels, Belgium
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4. Re: Michelangelo's Madonna & hild

The news on the "latest state of the restoration work" in January 2014 says that the museum part of the church is again accessible in a limited manner (at a reduced price) and that Michelangelo's Madonna and Child can also be viewed.

(onthaalkerk-brugge.be/…)

Hastings, Nebraska
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5. Re: Michelangelo's Madonna & hild

We were in Brugges in January, and were able to see the Madonna and Child despite the construction.

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