Church of our Lady

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by akakd on September 19, 2004

Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, or "Church of Our Lady", dates from 1220. This massive church employs many architectural styles. Its spire is Belgium's tallest.

Most notable is Michelangelo's Virgin and Child sculpture, possibly the most celebrated piece by Michelangelo outside of Italy. It dates from 1501. Also worth seeing are the pulpit with cherubs hanging off the sides, and the Manger Scene carved into a tree trunk.

For Da Vinci Code readers, you might note that the marble Last Supper in front of Michelangelo's sculpture clearly shows Christ at the center, six on each side. Eleven are clearly men with beards and one is clearly a woman, at Christ's side. One man holds a dagger or sharp blade. No chalice is present. Hmmm...

Church of our Lady
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerkhof Zuid
Bruges, Belgium

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