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

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Address: Parvis Sainte-Gudule | Treurenberg Hill, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 217 8345
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Amazing stained glass

This is a wonderful cathedral from an age of great wealth in Belgium, which is reflected in the quality of the fabric of this edifice. The stained glass is exceptional and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful cathedral from an age of great wealth in Belgium, which is reflected in the quality of the fabric of this edifice. The stained glass is exceptional and the colours even on a dull day are impressive. The pale blues on the left of the nave are striking. This is quite a building and well worth a... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You can visit this place for peace in mind. Will also see the European architecture. This is located near gare centrale brussels and it is easily accessible from the most part of city.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were very impressed with this cathedral. It had excellent access and is extremely well-maintained. Easy to visit, beautiful on the exterior and striking at night. A must-do in Brussels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You must visit! Free entrance, donation box, and candles available to light ranging from 1-6 euros. Amazing bells on the hour, and the most beautiful stain glass windows I've ever seen. Amazing views over Brussels from the front doors of the Cathedral. I'm not religious in the slightest but the history and architecture of this building was phenomenal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were in Brussels for a couple of days and hadn't planned to visit any churches. Wandered in and were very impressed. Don't hesitate to take a look inside if you're visiting the city.

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I would definitely recommend a quick stop off here. Huge glass stained windows that are very decorative and the detail on the sculptures inside if quite impressive. An added bonus of course is that it is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

historic and architectural masterpiece. Worth attending a service. Sprint time is the best. Like the design and the layout.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The imposing cathedral worth a visit, not only the church, but the beautiful square in which it is located.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nothing is to be disliked in this Cathedral. This is an art treasure full of special feelings you may found by walking along the nef. In some occasions, and if you check before your trip, there are some representations of wonderful musiciens, singers who bring so much emotion when you listen to them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Perched on top of its' mount it overlooks Brussels Gd'Place... and had been doing so for hundreds of years. A wonder of the stone carvers of the 11th century.

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