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. 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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It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
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  • Near the square another historical building. The buildings are too old but well kept .the cathredal has its own history like others. When u visit the square it's worth a visit too  more »
  • stunning building inside and out. there was an exhibition of the tapestry of light on when we visited which was pretty cool. the organ was also being played when we were there which was pretty special...  more »
  • It is a big cathedral. It is like a mini-Notterdam structure with its intricate structures/statues. The shop is reasonable. You can get small items for souvenirs - so no need for extra luggage.  more »
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  • DOV:20Feb2014 St Michael Cathedral is about 500 years old, and still beautiful cathedral in Brussels and a great tourist location. Its built it Gothic architecture and completely marble white. This has free entry and you are also free to take photographs here. The interior design is simple but beautiful.
  • Loved the church. It's free entry and also they dont restrict you to take photo. Was lucky to catch their luminous display. A must to visit!
  • Wow. Very awe inspiring. Amazing relics in the treasure room. Worth seeing.
  • Wonderful gothic cathedral with modern religous art displays. If you like stained glass, this is a great place to see large beautiful pieces.
  • Very beautiful church with impressive architecture. It's possible to visit its catacombs by a reasonable price. Worth seeing!