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Collegiale Sainte-Waudru

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Address: Place du Chapitre, Mons 7000, Belgium (Formerly Collegiate Church of St. Waudru)
Phone Number: 3265844694
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A very beautiful piece of architecture!

This is an extremely beautiful collegiate church that witnesses the rich past of the city of Mons. A visit inside is very educational and full of nice discoveries. It also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Almuregan
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Mons, Belgium
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Mons, Belgium
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extremely beautiful collegiate church that witnesses the rich past of the city of Mons. A visit inside is very educational and full of nice discoveries. It also contains an extremely important part of the city's tradition. If you have the chance to visit Mons, it's a must see.

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Hulshout, Belgium
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time to visit this place. Excellent explanation in 3 languages, some tv with background information, time passes quickly if your look around here.

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Koroit, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I'm not religious but I could appreciate the sacredness of this place and the items held within. The displays were well presented but I couldn't get the audio app recommended to work for the exhibits which was disappointing. The beautiful stain glass windows, statues, alters and paintings gave me plenty to admire. Everywhere there was something to appreciate- even the... More 

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Philippe C, Responsable relations publiques at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive reaction. We are so sorry for not welcoming you with an audio version of the guided tour which is currently only available as 'text only'. The audio version will be available in the next weeks. Note that the "Du Broeucq tour" is already available in English... More 

Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

At a short walk from the « Grande Place » you can visit the « Collegial Saint Waudru ». In the middle of the 15th century the “canonesses » of the Sainte-Waudru chapter had decided to start the construction of a new church, but into the Gothic style this in order to replace the collegial in the roman style. The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This cathedral is one of the most amazing I have seen. There are various tours available if you dont just want to wander.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Very large and dominant. Beautiful decorations inside, great golden cart which is taken out on Trinity day. Nice colored glasses and sculptures

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Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

A very impressive Gothic building where construction commenced in 1450 and finished in 1650! Marvellous inside where there is also a "chariot" (Golden Coach) is absolutely amazing on which a relic of St. Waudru is pulled around the city in June.

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The best parts of it is Gothic, but maybe because it's building lasted almost 2,5 centuries, there are some very different ideas on it's outside. The part looking downhill is rather pompous and is showing the power of church. Understandable if it was built during the Renaissance era. The inside is not too overwhelming but rather peaceful. Somewhat overwhelming is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The church with its paintings and marble statues of Jacques Du Brœucq is a must see in Mons. The Car d'Or (Golden Coach) is absolutely amazing. Stain windows are beautiful

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Bochum, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The church is quite impressive, both inside and out. I particularly liked the stained glass windows, many very detained and different for each litte chapel. You can have an audio guide of the church, but as well, there are many detailed signed for the various points in the church so this is not really necessary.

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