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St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)
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Mon, India
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“Crypt Scam”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

I appreciate cathedrals for their magnificent columns, arches and most importantly, stained-glass windows. This cathedral had all of the above. From the outside, it is beautiful as the sunlight gives the stone cathedral a yellow-tint.

However, this is nothing compared to the famous cathedral in Ghent.

Further, the 1 euro entry into the crypt felt like a scam, which is upsetting. The crypt was nothing more than a hardly sufficient display of some sketches and stone. It was puzzling to realise that the crypt containing nothing of interest to visitors... Don't pay that 1 euro.

Other than that, the cathedral is exactly what you'd expect a cathedral to be. Dedicated to Christ and possessing wonderful stained-glass.

Visited March 2014
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“Definitely a must see ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

If you have an appreciation for great Gothic churches, do not skip this. Of course not pure in style, but a really amazing place. It is free, but make sure you do not disturb the service. Try to see it on a sunny day, otherwise the glass windows might not shine as they are supposed to.

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Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Exquisite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Beautiful, majestic and so peaceful. If you like cathedrals, this is definitely worth a look a wonder around.

Visited February 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Beautiful cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

To be honest, I did not go inside, but it is beautiful from the outside and I sat on a bench outside to rest from lots of walking and enjoyed the views and enjoyed hearing the bells chime on the hour.

Visited February 2014
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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“Far exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral, with its rich heritage plain for all to see.

What really sold it go us was its ambience, however. We have visited churches and cathedrals across Europe: this cathedral has one of the most calm, reflective and spiritual atmospheres we have come across. Really recommend spending time here, soaking up the ambience.

Visited February 2014
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