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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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This cathedral is stunning. You can go inside for free and walk around. The architecture is beautiful. There was an orchestra playing when we went inside with many chairs to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cathedral is stunning. You can go inside for free and walk around. The architecture is beautiful. There was an orchestra playing when we went inside with many chairs to sit and listen.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure you pass by if you are in Brussels! The Cathedral is lovely. We got some amazing pictures on the front steps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been in many Churches around Europe and this is one of the most stunning . Well worth a visit. The stained glass Windows are amazing in their size and detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of those places you must visit if you go to Brussels. The gothic arquitecture of the cathedral is beautiful but the inside as well! They started building a small chapel in the 9th century... until it became a cathedral nowadays. The saints of the city, St. Gudula and St. Michael are represented inside. 👼🏼 They also have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended visit, is a well-kept church with very original interior detail. It has a small park in front to enjoy your view.

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It started as a plain chapel in 9th c. In 1047 it was replaced by a Romanesque Church and the relics of martyr St.Gudula were moved there from Saint Gaugericus Church. Archangel St.Michael and the martyr St.Gudula who are the saints of this Church are also the patron saints of Brussels. In 13th c. the two towers were added, designed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this Church with a divive feeling and pure silence. This tourist place is a nice to visit and explore if you like solace

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To visit without hesitating The stain glasses are like comic strips Also go down in the cellar to see the basement of old church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is impressive, very big, with very beautiful details. The acoustics are very good, you should listen to the choir.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real standout in Brussels, this is a beautiful cathedral from the outside. Positioned perfectly to catch the sun rays throughout the day, it is stunning on the outside if not quite as spectacular inside.

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