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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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There are a few beautiful paintings available to see and of course the Madonna and Child scupture by Michelangelo. However There is only a small section of the church open to the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are a few beautiful paintings available to see and of course the Madonna and Child scupture by Michelangelo. However There is only a small section of the church open to the public due to major renovations being done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful artwork in a spiritual setting. Had to pay separately to view the Madonna & Child, but so worth it! Be sure to wander through the entire Vrouwekerk and appreciate how close you can view such ancient art!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I agree completely with Coislinne Gorey from Ireland, and as someone else had mentioned, we also initially wondered about the wisdom of paying 4 Euros each for "One more church". Couldn't have been more mistaken, and if you have the time to slowly wander around and take it in, you'll be amazed at the kind of history you'll be brushing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful church that houses amazing art. The Madonna is small but absolutely stunning. There are other works as well, alter pieces and beautiful paintings. Be sure to linger a bit and appreciate the details of the church itself, especially the gorgeous wood carvings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church had a wealth of artworks from early Christian icons to Renaissance art. It was being restored when I visited but what I loved was that everything was up close and you felt you could almost touch all the beauty of the art. It wasn't overly preened and retained an honesty and charm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not being Catholic I wondered if I should bother with touring 'one more pretty church' - I'm so glad I did. The Michelangelo masterpiece was breathtaking and the restoration of the church was really interesting and thoughtfully done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved visiting this church. Like the city it resides in, there is so much history here. The church is beautiful, like so many churches of old. Anf the fact that it's the home of a Michaelangelo is an added bonus. Yes the Madonna with Child is a distance away, but it can certainly be appreciated from afar and it's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Michelangelo's work is always worth seeing, and if this work has religious or spiritual meaning for you, it's worth it. But the sculpture is too small and you can't go near it, so if you're going because you want to appreciate Michelangelo's work up close (like you can do with the David in Florence), skip it. Or bring a pair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've seen the restoration work progress over the years, and the church looks wonderful now, with the scaffolding off the spire. The Michelangelo Madonna is always worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the church is under repairs, it is nearly noticeable. Very little impact on to church its self. I found the Madona truly captivating, and the rest of the exhibits of really good quality

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