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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  • Looking at it from behind seemed like Notredame de Paris for the towers, instead is completely different. Is in a climb, there are small scale and the Cathedral is really high. Inside there are at the entrance of the photos of the Princes who were married there, as Philippe and Mathilde and Laurent and Claire (hope you remembered well the names). There are some beautiful stained glass Windows decorated with it comes a beautiful light. Inside you can take pictures. Council to get really nice!
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  • A very beautiful church, amazing inside and outside. And it`s very close to Market Place. A place you must see.  more »
  • This is a beautiful cathedral and it is well worth a visit. You do not have to pay to visit but they expect you to be respectful of the fact it is a church. Some amazing frescoes and chapels are locat...  more »
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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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