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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  • magnificent building , without being one of the largest in Europe , it is very beautiful inside , and you can visit 
    magnificent building , without being one of the largest in Europe , it is very beautiful inside , and you can visit  more »
  • I was deeply impressed by the free guided tour of St. Michael and St.Gudula Cathedral in Brussels (available also in English). Extremely knowledgeable guide who could entice you in the stories of... 
    I was deeply impressed by the free guided tour of St. Michael and St.Gudula Cathedral in Brussels (available also in English). Extremely knowledgeable guide who could entice you in the stories of...  more »
  • A big gothic cathedral not far from the park and the royal palace. Outside is very beautiful, but I couldn't see it inside because it close early in the afternoon. the entry is free so it deserves.....  more
    A big gothic cathedral not far from the park and the royal palace. Outside is very beautiful, but I couldn't see it inside because it close early in the afternoon. the entry is free so it deserves.....  more »
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  • Beautiful church, you must stop here if you visit Brussels. Free entry, you can walk around inside and check out the beautiful statues, paintings and windows. There's also nice ambient music playing all the time.
  • I loved being here, i walked into the cathedral exactly during the consecration, it was for me a blessing (I'm Catholic of course). Although I've been in more beautiful cathedrals, this one has a special place in my heart.
  • The cathedral is an amazing building with a lot of unique carvings, statues and paintings. I learned something new; the meaning of mother of pearl. It's a place of prayer and peace and where you can light candles for your loved ones.
  • A lovely cathedral which sits on a hill not too far from the city center with beautiful stained glass windows. Inside you'll also find a set of stairs that lead you to the basement where you'll find the remnants of a Roman Church. Entry is 1€.
  • Wow!! The cathedral is impressive. We timed our visit to catch the late afternoon sun bouncing across the ceiling. You can take a €1 tour to view the original foundations under the church, then you will notice that the tile work is done to mark out the dimensions of the original church.

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