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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St Rombout

St Rombout
Onder-den-Toren 12, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Mechelen
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

While visiting the town of Mechelen, we took the time to visit St Rombout cathedral: absolutely worthwhile; Very authentic scenery, you have to not mind the many steps

Visited June 2013
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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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“The tour who looks over the city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

St. Rombouts Cathedral is a typical gothic style cathedral with some beautifull painting and sculpture.St. Rombouts Torren is the tower with the bellfry, who rules the town.Many years were needed for this tower to finish.The belfry is indeed the bigest I've ever seen.Every day there are musicians who play songs, using the many bells of this bellfry, a rare acoustic happening of this town.The view from the top is fantastic!You can see the hole city and if the sky is clear, you can see far away to Antwerp.This tower is the trade mark of the city and it's the first thing you see in the sky, when you come close to the city by train.
Your feet and knees should be in a rather good condition to go up (and down!) the 970 steps of the tower.

Visited September 2012
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“Spectacular cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

St. Rumbold's Cathedral is one of those impressive cathedrals of Europe you want to see. It was build in 13th and 14th centuries and the remains of St Rombout are supposedly buried there. Allowing some time to visit the Cathedral and see it in detail is worthwhile due to its architectural and artistic beauty. Do not miss the impressive tower with over 500 stairs.

Visited March 2013
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“Spectacular church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The entire historical center was charming and fun. Easy walking everywhere. Great food, wonderful bakeries, so lots of walking is highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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“Well worth the climb, even on a cold snowy day in March!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Fatastic views from the top! Worth the climb and the bells ring beautifully all the way up. Good resting places on the way up and down and very cleverly there is an up and a down staircase so no passing or waiting. Takes over an hour to visit and you will need sensible shoes.

Visited March 2013
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