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Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk

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The 115 metres high brick tower of the Church of Our Lady is a perfect illustration of the craftsmanship of Bruges' artisans. The church displays a valuable art collection: Michelangelo's world-famous Madonna and Child, countless paintings...more
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All reviews michelangelo's madonna monuments men madonna child beautiful church under restoration white marble michael angelo left italy brick tower george clooney behind glass small fee worth a visit entrance fee old church the main attraction stained glass
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the most prized pieces of art in the history of the world and the part of the Church that holds this treasure is under renovations! Could you not move the statue to another part of the church so that it can be viewed?...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here for the most part. Beautiful artwork, including the MichaelAngelo statue. Our favorite part of the church were the newly discovered frescoes and painted crypts. They were beautiful. We were a bit put off by the staff member who followed us...More

Thank Katrina B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed that they had the entire front of the church inside blocked off from view unless you paid a fee. The ceiling was amazing, would have liked to see the church without all of these man- made barrier walls!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see in Bruges. Admission to see the Madonna is included in the museum pass, which is highly recommended. Watch the movie "The Momuments Men" before you go.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels, our guide took us to this Gothic style church in Bruges. In it we saw the Madonna and Child, a striking sculpture done by Michealangelo and donated to this church by a wealthy merchant....More

Thank ianshamshey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit this church very time we are in Bruges, as it has such a calm atmosphere, despite the number of tourists. Part of the church is free entrance, the rest is the museum part, which houses the Madonna and child statue.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Loved this church, which seems to have completely abandoned its religious function and now is used as a museum. The main reason to go is to see the Michaelangelo sculpture, which is on the transept chapel. There is also a huge Rubens that does not...More

Thank donnaannharris
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We stopped twice at this church before we were able to get inside (Mass in progress one time, church closed another). Once inside visitors can see the main church which is very pretty, with high ceilings and plenty of light. The treasures of the church,...More

Thank Gramma2Chance
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This church was being restored in 2017, it is nearly finished in 2018. If you want a place to recover from the bustle of the world outside, sit in here and absorb the peace and the beauty. If I lived in Bruges, I would visit...More

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is the only Michelangelo outside of Italy! The church is easy to find and on most walking tours. Yet I have met folks that have visited Bruges and never realized it was here. Do not make that mistake! Its history of removal to a...More

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Karla M
August 12, 2016|
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Response from islandhopper68 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to pay if you want to see the Madonna by michaelangelo but i think it is free if you want to enter the church and not see the madonna.
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carole h
January 21, 2016|
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Response from mash66 | Reviewed this property |
Same as other replies the renovations are taking place around it.
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Peter_K_B_Toronto
July 27, 2015|
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Response from Peter_K_B_Toronto | Reviewed this property |
Restoration The Church of Our Lady is currently undergoing major restoration. During this period, the church is only partially accessible, and many artworks are not visible. From the beginning of 2014, for a period of almost... More
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