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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  • 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.
  • I am not an expert on Churches and this church should definitely have some special properties but looked pretty similar to many other churches I have seen. I think the painted glasses have a special beauty to them and they look more like 3D with nice shades and depth. Furthermore, this church has an underground section that you can visit for about 2 euros which we didn't have the opportunity.
  • Cathedral is very beautiful, huge it is also an event venue. However, around cathedral I miss the green part. It seems like out of the context, in the middle of the streets and other buildings.
  • Probably the most beautiful and impressive church in Brussels. I tend to not appreciate as much when churches are too decorated, so this it is interesting to see how such an important cathedral can maintain a certain degree of simplicity. Went there recently for the musical performance on the Christmas Eve. It was lovely, specially the choir...
  • The work involved with building and decorating this building required a lot from the people. It’s pretty cool to see this place in person (rather than a book). Fans of Belgium’s history might really like to see this historic cathedral. Quiet space. It’s amazing to think that it is still standing.

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