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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 #6 of 220 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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Halmstad, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

definitely worth it just to see the amazingly carved pulpit that they have on display, as well as their lady chapel! make sure you DEFINITELY go see the original foundations in the crypt (the entry is in one litle stairway on the side which looks gated off but only needs 1EUR entry coin to enter!)

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Lots of steps up to it but so well worth it. Everything inside was beautiful but the elaborately carved pulpit was exceptional. After exited we took a few and sat on steps and just soaked in the sun and people down below.

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Brentwood, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is Brussel's main cathedral located on Treurenberg Hill. As with many cathedrals, this one was built on an ancient site of a chapel (St. Michael's from the 9th century) and added on to and restored over the centuries. This was built to be a Gothic collegiate church, finished in 1519. The Duke of Brabant's mausoleum is here. St Michael... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you enjoy churches then this is worth a visit. It is a vast building and has been fairly well maintained

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A fantasic piece of architecture. Probably summed up what this part of Belgium is all about. A beautiful building and a must see if this kind of sight seeing appeals to you.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I loved everything about this Cathedral,beautiful inside & has a lovely museum, you only have to pay 2 EURO to see the beautiful treasures

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

That's a huge cathedra! Worth the visit not only for the amazing architecture, the gorgeous statues, the giant organ and vitrals, but for the view to the old town as well. (It really looks like the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, but with much less visitors)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This church goes beyond religion. It's a piece of art. I don't recommend buying in the souvenir shop though, very expensive.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I love visiting this cathedral and do this periodically when in Brussels . Its a nice place to look over the old city , impresive carvings , pulpit and etc.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Cathedral is situated in the Centre of Brussels and has some of the most impressive stained glass windows we have ever seen. The pulpit is unique with steps at either side to enter and there are large statues on every pillar. Very much worth a visit.

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