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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  • One of the more beautiful churches stunning cathédral..amazing architecture with an amazing pulpit..very impactful  more »
  • Beautiful building with small crypt The stain glass windows are amazing very beautiful and detailed.  more »
  • This is a Beautiful Cathedral inside and out. There’s a lot of great detailing on the outside structure of the building. The spire detailing would be lovely to see up close. This is a church I could....  more »
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  • beautiful scene from outside and inside, witnessing of great Europe from the past to the present. a Gothic architecture in a holy place with stained glass windows. very beautiful. you should come and enjoy the treasure. take a time to meditate or pray there
  • Very beautiful cathedral, a must do in Brussels. Sometimes the cathedral organizes free tours around it. I recommend to take this tour, because in this case you can understand the meaning behind paintings and statutes. Indeed, the history of Brussels is written in them.
  • Loved the bright color of the walls! It’s so big! There was a very nice crib exhibition made by the communities from all over the world.
  • Well preserved Gothic church with lots of artifacts. For 2€ you get to see rare and ancient artifacts. When I visited, a choir was practicing and the chorus and the organ playing made the experience very surreal. There is free entry into the church but there are numerous slots for small donations. Make sure it is in your itinerary for Brussels, even if you only have one day to tour Brussels. You will not be disappointed.
  • This Cathedral was built between the XI century and the facade was commissioned late in the XV century. Excellent to get a chance to visit when in Belgium and nearby hotspots. It is an example of the Gothic-Barbantine architecture. Also easy access by the Belgian public transportation. Highly recommend.
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