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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 #6 of 323 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The building from outside looks really great! Tall, massive, interesting. Not so from inside... Nothing to write home about... Stone walls and not too many impressing sculptures. Some nice windows... but this is it...

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walsall, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did not realise how close the Cathedral was to our hotel. Lovely cathedral but there were too many "modern" buildings in the surrounding area. Cathedral itself is very typical of a European cathedral. You can pay a Euro to go underneath to look at the foundations of the original building. Well worth the money with lots of detail.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I am not a cathedral fan - usually too cold and uninviting but this one is breathtaking and had a sense of calm about it. Worth a visit.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Did you know that St Michael is the patron saint of Brussels? This was my favourite building in Brussels, it's magnificent! The bells chime every fifteen minutes and are so beautiful to listen to. Inside is equally as lovely and huge! Lots of light through the stained glass windows and beautiful high ceilings with detailed stone statues. Definitely a place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is an icone in Brussels but don't spend more than 30 minutes as it is not so memorable when compare to other cathedral in Europe. All Belgium royal familly events are here so it is a very important monument for belgian people.

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Maghera Co Down
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fantastic Cathedral with so many different statues, stunning stained glass windows and some unbelievable carvings.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The architecture is beautiful and it's definitely worth a visit inside. There are some interesting monuments in the vicinity as well as some interesting creative pieces.

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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Don't know what their programme is but on the day we walked around St Michel the bells rang out with the music of "Zorba the Greek"..which put us in a very happy mood but our question was "this is a church, why are they playing Zorba the Greek". Perhaps the priest liked this music!!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's different, only a slightly different from other cathedrals in the region. I'd charaterize it as Belgium flavour then. Not much information is something they need to improve.

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Bruxelles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not bad to visit, but really nothing to compare with other cathedral from other great cities in Belgium (or France). Better visite the small church in Sablon area, more interresting.

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