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Address: Mariastraat, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 44 87 11
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Nice to a Michael Angelo piece outside of Italy

Would have liked to be able to see if much closer. Church is in shambles in other areas. Hopefully there are plans to restore the church so they can continue to share this art... read more

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Madison
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would have liked to be able to see if much closer. Church is in shambles in other areas. Hopefully there are plans to restore the church so they can continue to share this art piece with everyone

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the only Michelangelo Madonna outside Italy, and she doesn't disappoint. There is so much to see in this splendid cathedral, though the construction at the time was a little off-putting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 4Euro entrance fee is totally worth it. (you can also pay by card). The church itself is beautiful, and how can anyone not want to see Michelangelo's Madonna, which is supposedly his only artwork that left Italy during his life. You can't go all the way to the altar, but can see the statue nicely anyway. But better bring... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a quick stop if you are nearby. Doesn't take long and one of the few if not only example of Michelangelo's work outside of Italy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is a treasure house. The highlight is of course the Michelangelo statue, but everywhere you turn there are more treasures, such as the recently found remains of an ancient fresco on the roof.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several items of historic importance here. Most eye-catching are the tombs for Charles the Bold and his wife. Charles became duke or count of a large part of what would turn out to be the low countries. Besides there are some medieval stone tombs, quite similar to the ones on display in the nearby St. Salvator church. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting church and the Michelangelo is lovely, my favorite is the pi eta in Rome but this is beautiful, fascinating to see some of the history and the tombs of Charles and Mary are superb

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid for 2 adult tickets.when we were inside we founded the TV recording and they didn't allow us to visit anything (when we bought the tickets anybody informed us about it).We went to the ticket reception to ask for the return of our money and the answer was:"NO".we explained the situation and the woman only said:"sorry I can't" so... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A shameless scam. The famous Bruges Madonna by Michelangelo is placed behind a fenced altar and a thick and ugly glass case. You cannot get closer that 20 feet from it. You simply cannot appreciate it. Horrible. In addition, their paintings are super-dirty, hung over doors and some have holes and are ripped. There is even an alleged Caravaggio in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue by Michelangelo is a must see when in Bruge. Even from the distance that it is viewed the quality and atmosphere that it exudes are totally evident. The rest of the church is also impressive.

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