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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  • The Cathedral is situated on a small hill overlooking old Brussels. There is 300 years of architectural history here combining many styles and elements. Beautiful large stained glass windows... 
    The Cathedral is situated on a small hill overlooking old Brussels. There is 300 years of architectural history here combining many styles and elements. Beautiful large stained glass windows...  more »
  • This is probably the most impressive of the not-so-well-known cathedrals that I’ve seen in Europe. This cathedral is not in the league of Westminster, Notre Dame or La Sagrada Familia, and most... 
    This is probably the most impressive of the not-so-well-known cathedrals that I’ve seen in Europe. This cathedral is not in the league of Westminster, Notre Dame or La Sagrada Familia, and most...  more »
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  • We happened to be here during the national holiday and we're treated to an event that honored those that fought for Belgium. Beautiful big cathedral that towers over everything else. Lovely pipe organ that we got to hear for the event. Definitely worth seeing.
  • One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen in my life. The atmosphere inside the church is very quiet and peaceful. The entry is free but you can light candles with 1 or 2 euros. It seemed like a popular tourist spot and the place is near grand place.

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