St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), Brussels

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4.5/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
Dedicated to the patron saints of Brussels, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) cuts an imposing figure in the historic city center. It is co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, along with St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen. The cathedral's two terraced spires reach 64 m (210 ft) tall and were designed by Jan van Ruysbroeck, the same architect responsible for the tower of the city's town hall. Inside, visit the mausoleums of the dukes of Brabant and Archduke Ernest of Austria. Admire the way the sunlight hits the cathedral's stained-glass windows. The cathedral contains a massive organ with 4,300 pipes. Plan to visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Brussels attractions using our Brussels family vacation planner.
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  • We went to visit and found they were very strict on the "silence please" policy. It is beautiful, like you would expect. However, we got shushed by about a half dozen people when our toddler asked, "w...  read more »
  • This House of God honors all those who had contributed to his elevation, far or near. A façade that recalls the architectural genius of the hotel of city of Brussels and the fingering of the craftsmen. Admirable in many ways.
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  • Awesome city beautiful history Great food Head of European Union Atomic , architectural beauty of city center palaces were awe inspiring City is a must see. Avoid Metropole hotel which lockjaw great b...  read more »
  • Wonderful got his architecture. The cathedral is as beautiful inside as outside. Don't hesitate to go inside since its free.
  • If u re interested in architectural styles, donT miss it. An icon of Flamboyant gothic, as far as i know.
  • Amazing cathedral free entry best in the city Def worth a visit
  • Large and impressive, but most importantly: a good place to cool down when it's hot outside. Free entrance
  • Wonderful church, so much history...
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