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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 #5 of 216 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 August 30, 2014 NEW

Liked: welcoming atmosphere; brief explanatory leaflet in various languages; appearance & position of organ. Disliked: huge, dark pulpit.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very nice interior design , very peaceful and you can feel that Peace that we all are looking for ! Devine !

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Whilst recently visiting Bruges we decided to spend the day in Brussels. We visited the Cathedral, stunning architecture, a little crowded due to the number of visitors. However, what spoilt the visit for us were the Eastern European "beggars" sitting on the steps and trying to intimidate people leaving the cathedral. Maybe we were just unlucky, but it did spoil... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

There are hundreds of amazing cathedrals in Europe and this one is no exception. It's very impressive on the in side, we wandered around quietly enjoying every bit listening to the organ being played. Also worth a look is the little gallery/museum and the excavation story below.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very impressive to look at, we came across this by accident when exploring around the area of Grand-Place and looked up at this huge cathedral at the top of the steps looming over us. Very beautiful and impressive to look at, worth a visit!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is magnificent. As impressive as it is inside, I quite enjoyed having a picnic on the grass out in front. Lots of people watching and the sounds of the bells chiming is incredible. Beautiful to look at, listen to, and be in.

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Brasília, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were lucky again to be able to go the organ concert on the night of Aug 20 and hear Lorenzo Ghielmi play Iohann Sebastian Bach on the church organ. Undescribable experience.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What makes this Cathedral stand out is that the remains of a Romanesque church were found not that long ago and can be viewed through glass panels in the floor, Also, the stained glass panels and their history is worth reading!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beautiful from the outside and very clean and simple inside . Beautiful stained glass windows . Entry is free . Incredible pulpit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I have a penchant for churches. St. Michael's Cathedral is not the largest. It is not the most elaborate. It doesn't have the most tombs. But it is still a treat. It is quite elaborate, with seemingly all of its stained glass intact. With the competition among churches throughout Europe all vying for an excellent rating, this one does not... More

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