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

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Dedicated to the patron saints of Brussels, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) cuts an imposing figure in the historic city center. It is co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, along with St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen. The cathedral's two terraced spires reach 64 m (210 ft) tall and were designed by Jan van Ruysbroeck, the same architect responsible for the tower of the city's town hall. Inside, visit the mausoleums of the dukes of Brabant and Archduke Ernest of Austria. Admire the way the sunlight hits the cathedral's stained-glass windows. The cathedral contains a massive organ with 4,300 pipes. To visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) on your holiday in Brussels, and find out what else Brussels has to offer, use our Brussels.
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  • With its majestic exterior, this is a beautiful cathedral with a mixture of old and modern architecture. It is well preserved, and information on the building can be scanned. Its attractions include.....  more
    With its majestic exterior, this is a beautiful cathedral with a mixture of old and modern architecture. It is well preserved, and information on the building can be scanned. Its attractions include.....  more »
  • The place is must visit when in Brussels. There is a woman statue with stars around her head, so these stars became a symbol of European Union. They offer to visit excavation in a basement for 1... 
    The place is must visit when in Brussels. There is a woman statue with stars around her head, so these stars became a symbol of European Union. They offer to visit excavation in a basement for 1...  more »
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  • Beautiful church, you must stop here if you visit Brussels. Free entry, you can walk around inside and check out the beautiful statues, paintings and windows. There's also nice ambient music playing all the time.
  • We happened to be here during the national holiday and we're treated to an event that honored those that fought for Belgium. Beautiful big cathedral that towers over everything else. Lovely pipe organ that we got to hear for the event. Definitely worth seeing.

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