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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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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Madonna and the church are beautiful and well worth the entry fee. There is construction going on but it did not detract at all from our visit.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This cathedral is currently undergoing renovation so has limited space for touring but the Michelangelo sculpture is worth the effort.

Thank RomaPHILE33
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Not worth the Hype. Madonna is not well lit and it is hard to view with all the people. You have to pay to see. Church is going under renovations now, September 2017, Not much else to see, stained glass windows are good but not...More

2  Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Be sure to buy tickets across the street. Under construction during October 2017, but still a very good visit. Paintings, sculpture, incomparable history in this beautiful historic city.

1  Thank GoThere88
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Beautiful church despite the restorations going on and many intricate works to see. Add the impressive stained glass windows and the feeling of the place especially due to the high ceilings (there is something special in the ceilings, look around and find it) make the...More

2  Thank arvidc
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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