St. Rumbold's Cathedral

St. Rumbold's Cathedral, Mechelen

St. Rumbold's Cathedral
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Harald R
2 contributions
top location
Jun 2021
I did the skywalk a long climb up and down but it was worth it.
beautiful cathedral with the clocks and beiaard.
Written June 14, 2021
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Lucas M
Belgium57 contributions
Impressive tower, bright interior
Oct 2020
Quite unique tower that can be seen from all around (and outside of) the city. Inside is lighter and airier than most churches, which I usually find rather dim and creepy.
Written November 3, 2020
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Karel S
Oostvoorne, The Netherlands66 contributions
A must do in Mechelen
Sep 2020
You have to walk > 500 steps for a
Scenic view of the town. It is good to know to look into the different work-levels while going upwards. The floors are not reachable when going downwards. (COVID).
Written September 12, 2020
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Katja D
Leiden, The Netherlands12 contributions
Must do in Mechelen
Jul 2020
Astonishing view from the sky walk, but only if the weather allows. There are also chambers where u can learn about history of Mechelen and this cathedral
Written July 24, 2020
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Liefhebber
Breda, The Netherlands7,437 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Oct 2019
Beautiful 13th century cathedral with a particularly beautiful wood carved altar and special paintings. We climbed the tower, fortunately there are stops on the different floors where you can view the radar work and the clocks. There is no elevator, it is a big climb up!. Nice is the glass hole where you can look down into the depth. Once at the top you have a beautiful view. Unfortunately it was a bit foggy. (2018)
Written June 30, 2020
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands6,196 contributions
Climbed the 536 stairs to the top
Jun 2020
Having been inside, when I was cycling to Santiago de Compostella, I was more then delighted to bring this magnificent cathedral another visit. This time, my wife and I climbed the 536 stairs to the top. Which is definitely a nice thing to do.

Very interesting to learn more about the cathedral, it's origin and purpose over the years. Its history is rich. The view up from the tower is fantastic. You can see both Brussels and Antwerp and of course the views of Mechelen are wonderful too. Due to the Corona measures a mouth mask is mandatory.
Written June 30, 2020
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Mittal Shah
Mumbai, India51 contributions
View from the top of the tower is Awesome
Jun 2019
The Cathedral is amazing. It is like any traditional big Cathedral but has been well maintained.

The best part is going at the top of the tower. The view from the top of the tower is amazing. The day we went up was sunny and hence it was even better but whatever the weather the climb up should not be missed.

En route there are good pits stop and take a breath and read and immerse in the history.
Written March 26, 2020
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BlarghBlargh
York, UK310 contributions
Worth a look if in Mechelen
Feb 2020
We had a little train trip out to Mechelen and it is a lovely town. St. Rumbold's was a highlight with the beautiful stained glass and also the amazingly carved pulpit; it was really quite unusual and I've not seen a pulpit quite like it in other old places of worship. Some areas were being done up when we went and so were off limits, but still was worth the trip inside.
Written February 10, 2020
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Ogige
Crema, Italy220 contributions
Nice cathédral
Jan 2020 • Family
The cathedral was closed on sunday so we just had a look from outside. It looks like the only way to go up is by stairs, so not advisable with babies. It is worth to have a walk around it anyway
Written January 28, 2020
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naomi h
South Riding, VA75 contributions
St Rumbold’s Cathedral
Jan 2020 • Friends
We visited this cathedral during our layover. It is well worth to visit when you are in this town. We did not climb up the tower this time because it was in evening and getting dark.
Written January 14, 2020
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