The church of Our Lady in Bruges

The construction of the church began around 1225. She was built on the relics of a former, presumably 9th century Roman chapel. The 122 meter high brick tower controls the Brugse skyline. The hull of the tower was built between between 1270 and 1340. The tip however was added much later in the 15th century and was again rebuilt in the 19th century.

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The church is mostly known because it houses the tomb and body of Mary of Burgundy. Besides that, many of the visitors come to the Church to see the famous statue of Michelangelo 'Madonna with child'. The church offers many other great art treasures as well, like an organ from the 18th century with an imposing triumphal cross dating from 1594. Also very impressive are the rococo style pulpit and lots of special and priceless paintings. One of them is the beautiful triple of Bernard of Orley painted between 1534 and 1542.

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You can find the church of Our Lady at this address: Mariastraat, Bruges.


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