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. Our Bruges trip builder site makes visiting Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk and other Bruges attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Most of this church is free and you can see how it is being restored. Don't get me wrong, there are some very good things to see including an exceptional oak (?) pulpit. The main attraction is the Mic...  more »
  • In a lovely cathedral, well worth a visit on its own merits, is a Michelangelo sculpture with all his hallmark details. Other artwork on display as well, so definitely a must stop after the Memling Mu...  more »
  • PA compared to the nearby museums, the visit of the Church and a little expensive, photos are not possible because of the glare and bad lighting (for example, the confessionals where the visitor is dazzled by the spots) more, there is no photo or postcard for sale; In short a bit disappointing.
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  • I enjoyed very much visiting this place as part of mu trip in Bruges. So beautiful gothic church outside and inside. ❤❤
  • Beautiful gothic church with the very famous Madonna of Bruges from Michelangelo.
  • Was a nice place to vist and absorb. there is a lot to see and too much to take in on just a quick trip. it's best too take your time .
  • 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) ?
  • Beautiful church, though with lots of restoration happening when I went. One of the icons of the skyline.

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