Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Bruges

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Discover Michelangelo's world-famous sculpture, "Madonna and Child," in Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. 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. Make Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk a centerpiece of your Bruges vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bruges trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Think it's too bad that you here now to pay admission to see all. Many visitors said at the fold, one he didn't have enough to see for the price, so we have left it then also to visit the Museum and just the stuff in the entrance area looked at, where there's just free to go. It is very nice.
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  • August 15, 2017
    When I knew we were going to be holidaying in near by De Hann, I knew we had to come to Brugge to see the Madonna, especially being so interested in it's history during WW2 when Hitler tried to hide i...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The main attraction is the "Madonna with child" and they cautiously from a distance, it is true, but for a small amount you visit a church that also has other strings to his bow. The sarcophagus of Charles the bold and his daughter, for example, or the beautiful inlaid confessionals.
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  • May 1, 2017
    Tickets for visiting cannot be bought anymore at the side entrance of the Church. You now have to go and queue at the Old Saint John's Hospital, together with those looking to vist the Hospital ... The tourists I was with, thought that was "not worth the soup", and we just skipped the visit to the Church ... Where are the days when you visited the church freely (in all senses of the word) ?
  • July 9, 2017
    Beautiful church, though with lots of restoration happening when I went. One of the icons of the skyline.
  • July 3, 2017
    Very nice place, this is a monument you need to visit when you come at Bruges for only 4 euros.
  • May 18, 2017
    Old church with a museum. Walls adorned with paintings. Michelangelo's madonna and the child is here.
  • July 15, 2017
    I enjoyed visiting this place as part of my trip in Bruges.

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