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 holiday planner .
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  • Only to see it comes to mind Notre Dame de Paris. Really it is worth approaching, it is 5 minutes from the central train station, to see it since it is a powerless piece of architecture. I not I could come inside, so my opinion is only the outside
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  • Beautiful Cathedral there are lots of light and the attention to detail is present believer or not visit because the detour. On the right wing, you have the option to collect you, meditate
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  • The Cathedral of San Michelle and the ancient capital of St. Petersburg is on a hill in the north of the Big Square, is a great Gothic cathedral, the façade is called the Two towers, the tower is only 64 meters tall, but the church ranked high, it looks very serious and stable.
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  • Very nice cathedral that takes your breath away. It looks magnificent from the outside the inside is so beautiful with its stained glass and its architectures. It is right next to a museum which sadly we did not explore. Take a few minutes and go in and enjoy!
  • I love going to churches and this was one of my favorites! They had amazing sculptures and what looked like great church organs. The entire back half of the church was sectioned off and there was a silent area of prayer which we couldn’t take photos. I appreciated the stone in the church and seeing one of the priests. Amazing.
  • Very nice gothic church near central station. You can visit it everyday for free. There are a few benches at the front so it makes it a nice place to sit and read a book or just to take a quick break while looking at a great view.
  • Nice place to visit, the great architecture and the history. It is a free entrance but you get the chance to go see the catacombs for 1 euro also. Looks like the Notre dame in Paris and it is worth visiting.
  • A must see in Brussels. Just from the outside this church is spectacular. The design of the building is really cool and the little tree/ grassy area is nice to sit and take in all the beauty. Then inside it’s beautiful. You can see the history of it all. I would come back here again that’s how nice it is.
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