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Collegiale Sainte-Waudru

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superb cathedral

We wondered into this Cathedral in December. It is very large and impressive - not what we had... read more

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dbjwaenwen
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Bangor, United Kingdom
Godly amazement !!

This is an amazing church in the heart of Mons and the beauty of this church is that it was the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
revolvingspheresrh
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed today

We wondered into this Cathedral in December. It is very large and impressive - not what we had expected to find in Mons. Free aural guides available though we did not use them. If you get to see just one thing in Mons, we suggest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing church in the heart of Mons and the beauty of this church is that it was the private and personal church of the Saint Waltrude canonesses . One of strongest and unique form of saints and sisters . Her body still...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Sadly we were late in the day on our visit which meant we had to do a tour at speed (which was a shame). The place is huge with lots of little chapels around the edge but they are all worth looking at. The acoustics...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Fatgazbo
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Mons late afternoon and saw this place in all its glory with the sun streaming through its stained glass windows onto the amazing carvings and sculptures inside. This place is so big it dwarfs a huge cherub clad chariot inside. DO NOT MISS...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank anteallachleicester
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Gigantic cathedral, splendid sculptures, marble altars, one of the largest gothic cathedrals we have seen in Europe.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We visited, approaching from the Belfry, and since it was our first visit, we took the northern side road to gain access at the west end, since this is the normal public entrance. We found a very steep set of stairs and the doors populated...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The Collégiale Sainte-Waudru is not only one of the oldest buildings in Mons and in the whole region, it is also the most impressive. Particularly impressive are the remains of Sainte Waudru herself, in the church, and the golden carriage, where these remains are placed,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

When visiting Mons this church is the most important venue to see. It embodies the history of the latest 1500 years

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 999wilfriedw
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Not only is this a magnificent building, but a great deal of thought has been put into lighting the interior. The result is dramatic and the whole experience of being here is the better for it. There are magnificent statues and paintings, but that doesn't...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank RealYstyck
Reviewed 4 October 2017

There are several ways into the cathedral - the visitor entrance and up 1,000 steps. The steps are important because inside is the processional carriage of Saint Waudru whose remains are inside. Once a year, the people of Mons gather prior to the big DouDou...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank josephecooper
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