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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  • Brussels Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula is close to the station and the royal palace. The cathedral building is built in the style of Brabant Gothic and is the main national church of Belgium. Construction has been underway since 1226 for three centuries. The cathedral is built of honey-colored stone and has two towers (15th century). The cathedral looks especially beautiful during sunrise and sunset. The interior of the cathedral is roscose. The cathedral is open in the summer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., in winter - from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.
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  • Two steps from the central station is the grandiose Gothic-style cathedral size where a beautiful pulpit is located.
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  • Beautiful architecture of this church will steal your heart. It's very attractive that you can see it from very far. Picturesque beauty will sooth your eyes. Nice location of this church. Must visit if you are in Belgium Brussels. Don't miss...
  • Beautiful place with awesome acoustics. I was blessed to be able to see the cathedral during service and the choir sounded amazing. It always takes my breath away when I see these very old cathedrals and the work that went into building them along with the care and maintenance required to keep them that way
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