Bruges is called the Flemish Venice and is famous for its canals, which connect the city with the North Sea. The city is the place where delicious chocolate is produces as well as traditional beer brewed with the use of old methods. Tourists may visit numerous museums and historic monuments of religious and secular architecture. It is worth noticing the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady, which was built near the St. Boniface Bridge. The temple combines various architectural styles as it was being built over many decades. It has a brick tower that is 122 meters high. The most celebrated art treasure of the church—a white marble sculpture of the Madonna and Child – was created by Michelangelo at the beginning of the 16th century.