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

Address: Parvis Sainte-Gudule | Treurenberg Hill, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 217 8345
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Ranked #5 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This Cathedral is breath taking. The architecture is amazing. It is beautiful both inside and out. The grates allow you to look at the original foundations including some bones!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is beautiful from outside and inside, very nice stain glass work inside the cathedral. This cathedral reminded me of Paris's Notre Dame like architecture from the outside.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is an ancient church having its origins in the 11th Century. It reflects an evolution of additions and improvements that continued for 300 years. Only recently made a Cathedral in the 1960s it has, none the less, served this community for almost 1000 years. The exterior has a twin tower fascade like Notre Dame in Paris but lacks the... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Cathedral is very beautiful, but, as a tip, inside if you want to see something a little morbid, inside the cathedral there are grate in the floor so you can see the excavations on the original foundations. Near the statue of Michael the Archangel, if you look down through one of the grates you can see two femurs sticking out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

An absolute must see. This is such a beautiful church, perfectly preserved and well kept. Free entry and only 1 euro to entre the tombs beneath the church. Beautiful stained glass windows throughout and such elegance for a church. Also has a small gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Unlike some historic cathedral, the visit here is free. It is really beautiful and impressive. During the christmas, there is a exposition of different nativity scenes made by foreign communities living there.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are in the area this is worth even a short stop. Never miss a cathedral to visit and this one is no exception. no pictures or words can describe the inside. unbelievable wind organ too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

After my daughter and I completed our Hop On/Off sight seeing tour, we visited the Cathedral. The bus tour ended just across the street from the church. We were afraid that the church would be locked as it was getting late, but to our surprise the cathedral was very busy with visitors. The building and architectural detail inside is very... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Pretty much like Milan's Gothic cathedral but still gives the location sumptuous look. long stairs accompanied by elevator separates you from the huge shopping area. Adorable architecture.

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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you have the chance, don't hesitate visiting this beautiful church. The architecture and its history and impressive.

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