We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mariastraat, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 44 87 11
Website
Today
09:30 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$148.68*
and up
Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
More Info
US$49.44*
and up
Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
More Info
US$115.01*
and up
Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,596 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 390
    Excellent
  • 317
    Very good
  • 137
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Beautiful and an exquisite piece of art

Beautiful sculpture and different from other portrayals of Mary and jesus, this masterpiece is the main attraction of an otherwise simple church "church of our lady".

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pinki C
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,596 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 894: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful sculpture and different from other portrayals of Mary and jesus, this masterpiece is the main attraction of an otherwise simple church "church of our lady".

Helpful?
Thank Pinki C
Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The huge Church of our Lady - which is what the Dutch says - has the only Michaelangelo statue outside Italy - I think. The Modonna a child are in front of you behind the altar whether you have come to pray or to look. Unfortunately, as so often, at present, there are restoration works here too and there is... More 

Helpful?
Thank RHW A
Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church was interesting to visit especially to see the statue made by Michelangelo. I also liked a lot of the other icons, decorations, paintings and sightings in the church. Worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Carol V
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Belgium leg of my Euro trip was only 3 days, but after a day in Brussels i felt Brussels is just like any other city and I want to explore its suburbs. I stayed at Rue Geneste 3 area, I believe that area there is their Business District. I visited Ghent as an after thought, I have read a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lmbadilla
Madison
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Helpful?
Thank Sherri F
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

Helpful?
Thank AEWA
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 

Helpful?
Thank Im_Smejky
Arlington, TX
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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.

Helpful?
Thank lvhoy
Southend
Level Contributor
122 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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.

Helpful?
Thank GirdleTheEarth
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
546 reviews
540 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

Helpful?
Thank RHAHJ

Travellers who viewed Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk also viewed

Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 
Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 

Been to Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
Washington Township, New Jersey

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?