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Mariastraat, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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The 115 metres high brick tower of the Church of Our Lady is a perfect illustration of the craftsmanship of Bruges' artisans. The church displays a valuable art collection: Michelangelo's world-famous Madonna and Child, countless paintings, 13th-century painted sepulchres and the tombs of Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold.
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Mariastraat, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited this church specifically to see the Madonna and Child as it has such an interesting history. I didn't really explore much else of the church although after reading several reviews I see that there are other things worth taking a look at.

Thank SydV3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw a Madonna and Child by Michelangelo. Quite a find in this quaint city. Just happened to find it while walking around town. We saw a large, beautiful church and decided to go in and found this amazing masterpiece.

Thank delajd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Church of our Lady holds a sculpture of Madonna and Child by Michelangelo, its displayed quite a distance so you don’t really get to see it that well, but it’s quite interesting to see (even from far away). There were also other things to see...More

Thank roo263
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although there are still a lot of renovations to be completed, this is such a beautiful place to visit. View The Madonna and Child, the only work by MichaelAngelo to be found outside of Italy. There are also a number of old walls and foundations...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went specifically to see Michelangelo's Madonna and Child his only work exported from Italy during his lifetime. Amazing, the more you look at it the more fascinating it becomes. A true work of art oblviously appreciate by the good folk of Bruges in times past....More

Thank Pete W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a follow-up visit to this fantastic building to see how the renovation work was proceeding and, naturally, to see and pay respect to the wonderful Madonna and Child. We were very impressed on our last visit to see the amount of restoration work....More

Thank norman1366
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter telly wanted to see the Michaelangelo 'Madonna and Child' that is in the cathedral in Bruges so we paid our €4 to go in (in the facing museum, not in the church) and went and sat in front of the altar and contemplated...More

Thank Sal P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The empty tombs and the Michaelangelo statue are the primary draws at this Bruges church. Much of the inside is undergoing some renovation, but still pretty as far as medieval churches go. This one is a monument to the rich families of Bruges' past, including...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Lovely to walk round the old city and the maze of canals. Amazing architecture of the magnificent buildings within the old city. Church containing the "Madonna and Child" worth a visit. Entrance about 3 Euro's.

Thank petecritch
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We went especially to see this and weren’t disappointed worth the visit just to see this beautiful statue. Some fantastic artwork and stained glass windows. Restoration work going on in part of the building although still enjoyed our visit

Thank Ian M
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Karla M
12 August 2016|
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Response from islandhopper68 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to pay if you want to see the Madonna by michaelangelo but i think it is free if you want to enter the church and not see the madonna.
carole h
21 January 2016|
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Response from mash66 | Reviewed this property |
Same as other replies the renovations are taking place around it.
27 July 2015|
Response from Peter_K_B_Toronto | Reviewed this property |
Restoration The Church of Our Lady is currently undergoing major restoration. During this period, the church is only partially accessible, and many artworks are not visible. From the beginning of 2014, for a period of almost... More