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Address: Mariastraat, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 44 87 11
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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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Worth the 4 euros

Lovely church, beautiful Windows and architecture. Took about half an hour. Lots of current work being done so probably more to see once this is complete.

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Sawbridgeworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely church, beautiful Windows and architecture. Took about half an hour. Lots of current work being done so probably more to see once this is complete.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots to see - tombs, Michelangelo statue, stained glass, wrought iron. Part of the church is currently under restoration. Many of the most beautiful things to see here are in the details (small items, wall decorations, carvings, etc). As this is close to the St. Bonifacious bridge and the Groeninge museum you can easily combine them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another must visit place in Bruges is the Church of Our Lady dating from the 13th century. Not only does it boast one of the tallest brick towers in the world, and the tombs of Charles the Bold and his daughter, Mary of Burgundy, two significant historical figures from the Middle Ages, the church also houses the beautiful and famous... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can see it but can't get a good picture as it is behind bulletproof glass. But I've seen it, so I'm happy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a lovely church - not far from Markt. It is 4 euro entrance fee to go in - but well worth the cost to see the breathtaking Michelangelo statue of Madonna and Child. the statue itself is very small and situated at a distance behind a pane of glass (I must say I did not notice the glass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were told this is one of Michangelo's works to be outside of Italy and was once stolen from Belgium by the German army before it was found and brought back. Yes it sits behind glass now and is a bit far away (bring your zoom camera lens) but if you walk to the side of the alter you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can see one of the couple of Michelangelo sculptures outside of Italy ( I've seen one in St. Petersburg Russia as well ) for a mere 4euro. Easy to get fairly close...it's behind glass for protection but very easy to view. Not very crowded in September. The rest of the church is beautiful as well as the entire town... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is very pretty and was packed with tourists when we visited but the highlight is definitely the Michelangelo Madonna and Child. It's smaller than expected but a true masterpiece.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church has the only Michelangelo sculpture to leave Italy during his lifetime. The restoration work is interesting, and leaves one wondering if the lost original work was due to the Dutch Reformation?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It costs 4 euros to go in the old church and see the Michaelangelo statue. It is amazing to think of the history of the statue. Made in Italy. Stolen by Napolean and then stolen by Hitler. Recovered twice and brought back to it's home. It's a beautiful work of art. You have to view it from a distance of... More 

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