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Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Bruges

Categories: Churches, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We go to Bruges for 23 years and I discovered this gem on my first visit I'm not especially attracted by the Museum and the sculpture but this one has something special taking you in tripe
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  • Recommended visit in Bruges, since as the rest of the city, is an impressive place where you can find one of the few sculptures of Miguel Ángel not found in Italy.
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  • It is currently remodeling so you pay by entering a place of if small but of which you will see only a part as else is covered with screens. It is very nice inside, but no more than other churches in Europe that do not charge entry. The sculpture by Miguel Ángel is beautiful but it is small and do not let you get close so it is not well appreciated.
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  • Currently undergoing a major refurbishment so quite a lot of the building is off limits to the public. Go and see Michelangelo's Madonna and Child. There are some wonderful baroque works of art throughout. The architecture is breathtaking inside and out. As with most places in Bruges, avoid the weekends if you can unless you like being trampled by tourists.
  • One of my favourite places in bruges is near here where you can view the church. Most go, gr8 photo opportunities . But some of it is under construction. I did not go in.
  • Seems to be a very beautiful church. However over half was closed to the public when we went due to renovations.
  • Looks good from the outside but nothing to see inside unless you pay €4. Viewing Michaelangelos statue of the Madonna and child used to be free but I suppose someone has to pay for all the restorations
  • An interesting building from the exterior, it did not seem worth going inside as it has clearly been given little care over the years, is very gloomy and is undergoing significant restoration work inside which detracts. In its current state it lacks the charm other churches in the area have, so I would suggesting giving it a miss until after the works when it would be worth reassessing.
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