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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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Lovely artwork

The Michaelangelo sculpture is truly amazing, even though it is only a few feet high. The crypt in the center of the church is a sight to see - very opulent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So I paid my 4 Euros to see one of the few Michelangelo sculptures outside of Italy... As I sat in my own amazement and awe, an Italian woman joins the chapel's crowd and is weeping for joy. She begins to hug strangers thanking them for sharing this joyous moment with her. Her elation spreads to everyone in the room.... More 

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Bracknell, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the very tall steeple to the art inside, this is a beautiful church. The highlight is obviously seeing the Madonna and Child, but there are a lot of other things to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Michaelangelo sculpture is truly amazing, even though it is only a few feet high. The crypt in the center of the church is a sight to see - very opulent.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful catholic church with rich history from different eras. The crucifix is by far the biggest I've ever seen, and is very impressive. Quite some original paintings from hundreds of years ago. Church was built in 200 years, between 1200 - 1400 and even from the first centuries drawings remain. From the church you can walk around the back for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw a lot of churches on my trip, and this on was just average. The statue is neat to see, but it is very far away and behind glass you cant really appreciate it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real treasure of the town Absolutely stunning views and the statue was amazing Again , reasonable entry charge Very popular place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was at first underwhelmed by the setting for the famous Michelangelo sculpture, Madonna & child, as it is on a side, separate from the more elaborate part of the church. But it is still very moving to see it. The rest of the church is very ornate and interesting. Worth the 4 euros to get in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michaelangelo's famous statue is the star of the show here. It is behind thick glass and you see it from about 6 or 7'metres away but she is impressive. The church is being renovated and entrance fees are helping to pay for it. When I visited climbing the tower was not available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the interior of this church and it was really interesting to hear how Michaelangelo's Mary and Jesus got to be here...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the time to stop by and see this piece of Art work and learn of it's history. Once you see the movie and then look inside the church it places all things into context.

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