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

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 NEW

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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Brit in Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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

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Atlanta Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking through this huge cathedral. It also happens to be the final resting place of the painter Rogier van der Weyden.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Wish I got a glimpse inside, but the timing did not work out. A beautiful landmark and small park out front.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Allow an hour to really understand the contents of this Cathedral. It is very different to many of the grander and more famous Cathedrals of Europe but really interesting. The 1 euro guide was really helpful.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Cathedrals, abbeys and such are really one of my passionate interests when I travel. This is a great site to visit, lots of medieval content but also the 20th c window with King Albert and Queen Elizabeth is a must see.I wish I'd been able to find holy cards on St Gudule in English in the shop for friends at... More

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A beautiful cathedral, amazing pulpit, stained glass windows are vibrant. Worth a visit. Remarkable in that it is so filled with light

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's big and impressive. You can wander around and enjoy the elaborate churchy artwork. Pro tip - bring a 1 Euro coin because the turnstile granting access to the below-ground parts takes 1 Euro coins only.

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