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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  • The Church of Our Lady is one of the primary attractions in Bruges, but I was surprised at how few people paid to see the nicest areas of the church, including the exquisite Michelangelo Madonna and.....  more »
  • This is not the most impressive medieval church to visit in Flanders in terms of architecture. But it has two special and worthwhile attractions: the grave monuments of Charles the Bold and Mary of...  more »
  • The Gothic Church of Our Lady (13th-15th century) is known for its beautiful tombs of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold and Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child. The tower (115.6 metres (379 ft)) is....  more »
  • The building is impressive. Massive carvings. I knew nothing about the history so for me having a tour guide was useful. There city of Bruges has great shops. I went to Mary's for chocolate and absolutely worth it. Wish I'd gotten more.
  • This is one of the most beautiful churches in Bruges! Aside from having a beautiful interior, you can also take pictures from a bridge behind the church which gives a great view! It's free to go inside, but part of it is kept as a museum which has an entrance fee. It's also on the way to a lot of attractions from the train station, so you can't miss it.
  • While I'm not of the faith, to attend the midday service and then to sit in the church was peaceful and grounding. The museum pass to see the closed of area costs only 4 euros, more than worth it to see the various art and historical pieces, and that's not even counting seeing the sculpture by Michaelangelo.
  • Beautiful structure outside and inside as well, although they do have a lot of construction going on inside so not much photogenic for now. (and it looks its gonna go for a while). Free entrance inside. It has a small museum with a Michelangelo statue but tickets are paid a part, so we haven't been inside.
  • The church needs a lot of restoration, which they are currently doing. The inside isn't that impressive really; most of the windows have clear glass, with only some sections having stained glass. The Madonna and Child is good to see, but as the rest of the display is currently being renovated, it was impossible to fully appreciate it.

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