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St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)

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Address: Parvis Sainte-Gudule | Treurenberg Hill, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 217 8345
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Beautiful cathedral

I love visiting churches and cathedrals - and this one was worth my time, too. Quite dark and quiet, not many tourists were there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love visiting churches and cathedrals - and this one was worth my time, too. Quite dark and quiet, not many tourists were there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

... OK I'm not a cathedral connesiur but since this one is so close to the main square I'd recommend going to take a look. Impressive building and well worth the short visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended a Sunday service at this lovely cathedral. I recommend it for its size and location and the beautiful interior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice, Benelux-style cathedral. Don't expect the sumptuous style of Italian or Parisian churches. This one is much more austere, but it is really beautiful, with nice paintings and sculptures, cut-stone columns evidencing the artistry of the old masons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is like Paris Notre Dame church, very beautifull place, good architecture. it is in 2 min by walk from central station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is most appealing in Brussels. Even if you are not a religious person, this is a beautiful place to visit. The craftsmanship of the sculptures and the stained glass windows are very nice. Royal weddings and funerals are conducted here, they have some photos in the lobby area. Unfortunately there is no historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's one of the most grand churches we've been to. The architecture and design, though it's quite similar to that of many churches in Europe but the furniture and details of some of the pieces are simply amazing! It's definitely a must see. It's located near Grand Central Station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful cathedrals that I had the pleasure of visit. Every corner and wall if full of details to enjoy and observe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located near the city center ( 10-15 minutes walk from the grand place), the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is appealing both form the inside and on the outside. I found the architecture of it outside the most appealing in Brussels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This cathedral has a very impressive exterior and some beautiful intricate stain glass windows. The rest of the cathedral appears very understate with a modest alter at its centerpiece. But we'll worth a visit for the stain glass windows.

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