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St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)

Parvis Sainte-Gudule | Treurenberg Hill, Brussels 1000, Belgium
32 2 217 8345
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Ranked #7 of 217 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: St.Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral  The St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is located at Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Bruxelles. Duke Henri I laid... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The church was really beautiful, but in was the first time in my life that a church was that crowded and i went to loads for churches in my life. Therefore the stay wasn't that nice but i really like it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is awesome, and there is a park near there which is also great to relax and take some beautiful pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, impressive place. Well worth a visit. 10 minute walk from the Grand Place, 5 minutes from the Galeries St Hubert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There are a number of churches in the city centre worthy of a visit, but if you only do one, then visit the Cathedral. It is a beautiful building with a long history that is also connected with the Belgian Royal Family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The beautiful Gothic Cathedral is the national church of Belgium and it is here that royal weddings and funerals take place. Though dating from the 12th century, the church was only granted cathedral status in 1962. It is one of finest examples of Brabant Gothic architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The cathedral is large, imposing, beautiful and historic - it serves, I believe, as the co-cathedral for the Archdiocese of Brussels. This particular cathedral is the church used for important national affairs - including royal weddings, christenings, and funerals. Building of the cathedral started as early as the 9th century. St. Michael and St. Gudula are also the patron saints... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Near the Grand Place, this is the most imposing cathedral from Bruxelles.I won't start telling you its history, you will find a lot about that searching on internet, so not worth copying that here. I just wanna recommend you a visit here, the building is astonishing, and so is the view you have from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I loved this cathedral.It looks stunning!It kind of reminds me of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.There is a beautiful staircase and the entrance is just fascinating.The inside of the Cathedral is beautiful too-windows,paintings,treasures!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The cathedral is well worth visiting when in Brussels. We didn't spend much time there, but it was nice to wander around and take some time out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a nice Gothic church that has had a lot of money spent on it. The windows are spectacular, and the exhibition of treasures and relics well worth the charge of a Euro.

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