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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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  • WAS on our list and well worth it. Audio tour available for 4 euros bu to we arrived a bit late so just did our own thing We were fortunate to experience a recital and added to the atmosphere 
    WAS on our list and well worth it. Audio tour available for 4 euros bu to we arrived a bit late so just did our own thing We were fortunate to experience a recital and added to the atmosphere  more »
  • Surprisingly massive Gothic cathedral in the center of Brussels. Construction started at the beginning of the 13th century and continuing for 300 years. The cathedral has huge columns the length of.....  more
    Surprisingly massive Gothic cathedral in the center of Brussels. Construction started at the beginning of the 13th century and continuing for 300 years. The cathedral has huge columns the length of.....  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 been in. Go early if you don’t want to see a lot of tourists because it gets busy very quickly. Stunning architecture, and they had a gorgeous display of nativities from around the world. Colder inside than outside, so dress warmly!

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