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Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 8 min: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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...more
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Mariastraat, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always visit the Cathedral when in Bruges. If you pay the entrance fee, you can still see the Michelangelo statue Madonna and Child, although there is scaffolding round it. Part of the cathedral is still free, but it is worth going round the whole...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can visit part of the Cathedral for free but if you want to see Michaelangelo’s Madonna and Child you pay 4€. Well worth it and it helps the restoration of the church ⛪️. Plenty more to see too. A very enjoyable visit. No pressure,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jetiamulligan
Reviewed 15 September 2019

Normally I appreciate the architecture of old church buildings and this was no exception. And, I like this one inside. The open light feel and proximity to relics is great. Be sure to enter the main part of the old section (small fee) and see...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Robert A
Reviewed 9 September 2019

A huge Gothic building with ,I believe, the second tallest brick tower in the world. Many of these buildings going back to 12th and 13th centuries are quite dark and gloomy but this is the reverse, light and airy. Worth spending time looking at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Janusz K
Reviewed 31 August 2019

This church of our lady has the most beautiful Michalangelo statue of Mary. It is included in the city museum pass, which is a great deal. There is also the royal tombs (including the look into the underground decorated tombs--very cool).

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cookpias
Reviewed 25 August 2019

The whole process of trying to see this artwork is not worth the hassle. You first are prompted to go to a cathedral and pay admission which then you find out that it is not there. You than have to stand in another long line...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank T1701QSwilliamb
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

Beautiful church with many altars, stained glass and carved confessionals. We had paid the fee to see the Madonna and Child. The sculpture was visible but there is ongoing renovation around the altar and two surrounding sculptures. That was disappointing. Until that is complete you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 14 August 2019

It is not easy to build tall in brick, so this is a brick masterpiece. And it also holds a unique piece by Michelangelo, Madonna and Child. Jesus is no longer a baby, and Our Lady appears worried.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank differentname
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Remember to by the ticket so you can get behind the bars and see her ;0). Given the turbulent historie of this monument, you must pay your regards to the statue and to the men that ensured our cultural legacy (if you haven’t seen the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 246lailag
Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

It is a beautiful piece by Michelangelo. However because of construction you remain 20-30 feet away and it is surrounded by scaffolding. I’m sure it is even more spectacular when you can see it up close and see the whole Faith, Love and Hope setting...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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27 August 2019|
Response from Beachgirl119 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was there 2 weeks ago and the entire altar is undergoing renovations. You can view the Madonna and Child but it is surrounded boards and an occasional worker.
27 February 2019|
Response from Scott077 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the Madonna and Child is in the portion of the church that is under renovation. However, there is a replica on display and you can still see the sarcophagus of Charles the Bold and Marie of Burgundy!