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Address: Mariastraat, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 3250448711
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The 115 metres high brick tower of the Church of Our Lady is a perfect...

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, 13th-century painted sepulchres and the tombs of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold.

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Paying tribute to the Monument Men

Answering the question poised at the end of the movie "Monument Men", will anyone care? Absolutely, because of the movie we visited several displays of air recovered from WWII... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is beautiful and worth the extra that is to be paid. It is the only Michealangelo sculpture outside of Italy, and the Cathedral is also worth viewing. It is very easily accessible and is another added bonus to the beautiful Brugges town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is well worth paying the little bit of money to visit (which help in the restoration of the Church) Michelangelo's 'Madonna of Bruges'. After seeing the movie, "Monuments Men " we just had to see the extraordinary famous sculpture. Make sure you sit and take in the magic of this famous piece of art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Answering the question poised at the end of the movie "Monument Men", will anyone care? Absolutely, because of the movie we visited several displays of air recovered from WWII and we're very glad we did. This is a beautiful piece of art and Brugges offers a beautiful setting. What a lovely place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only a handfull of Michaelangeloes artwork is located outside Italy and this secluded Cathedral in Brugges is a excellent way to see his precious art treasures. Both size and, distance from where you can view and the non-dramatic setting gives the sculpture an even stronger position. This form of art is almost like an cliché, but that is why it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church is a little ways away from the main square but you can't miss it as it has a very large visible tower.It is defiantly worth it to see the Michaelangelo statue of Madonna and child. Most of Michaelangelo's statues are in Italy. Although it is small.. supposedly he while he took breaks from carving the David he carved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The famous Michaelangelo madonna and child is the main reason we came to Bruges. WE stared at it for over an hour. You can almost feel the history behind this statue which was saved from destruction during WWII. Not much more to say about this incredible masterpiece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a must on our list, well specifically my wives list. She is a big history buff so seeing the Madonna was a big thing for her. I myself am a Bill Murray fan (Monuments Men) so seeing an aspect of what the movie depicted in real life was pretty cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set slightly away from the town centre but a pleasant canal walk brings you here. The square outside featured the finale of the film "In Bruges". Highlight of its Gothic interior is the Virgin + Child by Michael Angelo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before we left home we knew we wanted to see the Statue of the Madonna and child in this church, so it was one of the reasons we came to Bruges. We were not disappointed. While the church is undergoing extensive refurbishment and it will be fantastic once finished, just being able to see the famed statue was very special.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to this cathedral and on Sunday we went to mass, I didn't understand a word but the service was still inspiring. A lovely place that helps you clear your mind and a great change

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