Church of Our Lady Bruges, Bruges

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Discover Michelangelo's world-famous sculpture, "Madonna and Child," in Church of Our Lady Bruges. Michelangelo created the sculpture, carved from white marble, in about 1504, and it found its home in this church in 1514. With a tower 122.3 m (401.25 ft) tall, the ornate church is the tallest building in the Bruges. Along with "Madonna and Child," the church features many works of religious art, as well the tombs of several prominent figures in the city's history. You can admire the bronze effigies of Valois, Duke of Burgundy, and his daughter, Duchess Mary, alongside the tomb of Charles the Bold. Our Bruges trip builder site makes visiting Church of Our Lady Bruges and other Bruges attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful grand church centrally located, however, currently undergoing restoration and absolutely freezing - we only stayed a few minutes!  more »
  • The statue of the Madonna must be seen though we struggled to find the way in as the church is being renovated. A phot does not due the statue justice. ( Entry fee).  more »
  • The church itself is fantastic...large, ornate, one of the largest pipe organs in existence and numerous large size paintings by the masters as well as the Madonna and Child, the only Michelangelo sta...  more »
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  • I would say this place is history well preserved. The ticket to the museum is 4€ a person 26 age and above and below the age it's 3€. It is all worth when you get to witness age old art work in front of you well described and explained. Especially the Madonna of Bruges. Worth a visit. Many restaurants are right outside the place.
  • A very impressive spire (over 200m in height!) which is one of the three tall structures you can see over Bruge! It is the home to Mother and Child by Michealangelo, the only piece of his artwork to leave Italy. It is a shame though that you have to pay to go and see this fantastic sculpture, seeing as it is situated in a marvelous church. But the free parts of the church are worth exploring due to the amazing architecture.
  • The Church of Our Lady dates back to the 13th century. The tower, 115 meters high, remains the tallest building in the city and the second tallest brick tower in the world (the tallest is St. Martin's Church in Landshut, Germany). In the choir space behind the high altar are the tombs of Charles the Bold, the last Valois Duke of Burgundy and his daughter, the demonic Maria. In the large chapel on the southern corridor there is the most famous art treasure of the church - a white marble sculpture of the Virgin Mary with Christ created by Michelangelo around 1504. Probably originally created for the Siena cathedral, it was bought in Italy by two merchants, the brothers Jan and Alexander Mouscron, and in 1514 it was donated to its present day space. The sculpture was recovered twice after the looting by foreign conquerors of France in 1794 and Nazi Germans in 1944.
  • I enjoyed very much visiting this place as part of mu trip in Bruges. So beautiful gothic church outside and inside. ❤❤
  • Just appreciating the building as I am in no way religious....but it is a beautiful building
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