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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 #7 of 212 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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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Right beside the Central Train Station it is nearly impossible to avoid it - and there's no reason to avoid it - a magnificent cathedral with fine wood carvings, stained glass and an allowance for photography.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Feel peaceful feel the envy to pray, and the beautiul face of the gloden statue of St Gudule, it was the first time I hear about. Not crowded and worth to visit!

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Manhattan, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The whole cathedral is beautiful and mesmerizing both inside out and the interiors have some really boastful work of arts. The structure or the exterior on the other hand is a beautiful example of gothic architecture. The interiors are double fold of what you see from the outside. Truly amazing and a must visit in Brussels.

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A Beautiful cathedral. Fantastic stained windows. A must visit when in Brussels. oh and its free to get in.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

From the outside, the architecture resembles Notre-Dame in Paris. Once you're inside, you will see the beautiful interior and sculpture. Feel so serene and peaceful. Not crowded and worth to visit!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped by here on our chocolate tasting tour and it was very pretty. It was very crowded and it was very peaceful inside.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This Gothic architecture catholic cathedral has a lot of history art and architecture inside and out to spend quite a while admiring. From the walls and sculptures, to the glass murals to the big organ...

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Of all the churches and Cathedrals we went to in Europe this was the most amazing. Definitely go. Spend some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Don't miss it. It is really amazing from the outside. When inside don't forget to visit the underground chapel from the byzantine era. Only for 1 euro to go there (as a contribution for the restoration). The cathedral entrance is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

In summer months every Tuesday night (I think) from 8:00 pm there is a classical concert. Just happen to visit while pipe organ is being tuned and was advised to come back for the full play of organ by a kind, young, handsome staff there. Very private and well organized concert for €20. It was magnificent!! Strongly recommended.

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