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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 #8 of 203 attractions in Brussels
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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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Hythe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is huge and the well worth going to see. It has a nice feeling inside and we were made to feel welcome. The leaflet is in English and is really helpful when you are walking round the building. It is a quiet haven in the very busy city of Brussells.

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We stopped for a small while when the evening prayer was happening so it was really a nice to see. Also a nice interior n exterior.one can visit for a short while.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Spectacular on the outside and does not disappoint inside. You have to go on a guided tour though. You have to book two weeks before-hand and you have to phone a number so make sure you go there as soon as you get to Brussels. It is definitely worth it though, you get to see part of the church nobody... More

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Obninsk, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I expected it to be bigger but It's worth seeing! Very beautiful inside! Cosy and friendly atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable.

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Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Really beautiful church and conveniently located for a nice walk in Brussels. Nice gift shop as well.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A grand cathedral. Massive. It's certainly a must see if you're in Brussels. Very impressive. Also quiet.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Interesting architecture, the organ is huge and I would have loved to listen to it. We disliked the Romanian beggars everywhere, these creatures have no respect and even beg within the church.

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Umea, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The cathedral is impressive from the outside, although little of the original statuary remains. Inside, there is a mix of old and new, with lots of contemporary religious art pieces on display. The guide leaflet is available in many languages but it is provides very little information about the artistic and structural works you see. The crypt is really not... More

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Mon, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I appreciate cathedrals for their magnificent columns, arches and most importantly, stained-glass windows. This cathedral had all of the above. From the outside, it is beautiful as the sunlight gives the stone cathedral a yellow-tint. However, this is nothing compared to the famous cathedral in Ghent. Further, the 1 euro entry into the crypt felt like a scam, which is... More

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

If you have an appreciation for great Gothic churches, do not skip this. Of course not pure in style, but a really amazing place. It is free, but make sure you do not disturb the service. Try to see it on a sunny day, otherwise the glass windows might not shine as they are supposed to.

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