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

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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. To visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) on your holiday in Brussels, and find out what else Brussels has to offer, use our Brussels.
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  • If you only have time for 1 church in this city, then this cathedral is the best choice. There are really beautiful stained glass windows in this cathedral for you to enjoy.  more »
  • The cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is in the central part of the city on a small hill and is a roman catholic church. This is ranked first in the city's church list .  more »
  • St. Michael's and St. Visual had a very nice mass at 1230 which we attended and we were very much surprised at the beauty of the church and the welcomed warmth of the congregation. The stations of...  more »
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  • Such a gorgeous cathedral! Very well preserved, and kept squeaky clean as well. The facade especially captures my gaze every time I walk past this building.
  • We visited during an exhibition of Nativity scenes from different cultural origins last December. Quite interesting. Very nice church, impressive building, lots of artwork to behold. Good visit.
  • You can say that I’m crazy, but this is one is the most beautiful cathedral in Europe. Nothing like this in Belgium. You HAVE to visit this amazing place and admire the beauty.
  • It was quite and peaceful. Not very crowded. You can visit the place at your own pace. And by 1 euro entrance fee you can visit the historical Roman church ruins down.
  • Food for the soul. Not catholic but loved the energy in here. Stained glass and historic architecture makes it a treat for the spiritual and artistic soul. Faith comes in all shades of stained glass. Free entry to the main cathedral, Basement tour is 2eu. Peace to all.

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