The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (French: Cathédrale des Saints Michel et Gudule, Dutch: Kathedraal van Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele) is a medieval Roman Catholic church in central Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to St. Michael and St. Gudula, the patron saints of the City of Brussels, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Brabantine Gothic architecture.
The church's construction began in the 11th century and was largely complete by the 16th, though its interior was frequently modified in the following centuries. The church was given cathedral status in 1962 and has since been the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, together with St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen. Since the mid-20th century, following the construction of the North–South connection, it is situated on the Parvis Sainte-Gudule/Sinter-Goedelevoorplein, east of the Boulevard de l'Impératrice/Keizerinlaan. This area is served by Brussels Central Station.
|Monday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:30 AM – 3:30 PM|
|Sunday||2:00 – 6:00 PM|
April H | Mar 3, 2018
A must see in Brussels. Just from the outside this church is spectacular. The design of the building is really cool and the little tree/ grassy area is nice to sit and take in all the beauty. Then inside it’s beautiful. You can see the history of it all. I would come back here again that’s how nice it is.
JennaLyn Harms | Apr 15, 2018
Stunning. That is the proper word. Too bad tourists can't follow the "silence" rule and let their kids climb all over the chairs. Other then that this is a beautiful place with tons of history!
Ahmet Turer | Jan 30, 2018
I am not an expert on Churches and this church should definitely have some special properties but looked pretty similar to many other churches I have seen. I think the painted glasses have a special beauty to them and they look more like 3D with nice shades and depth. Furthermore, this church has an underground section that you can visit for about 2 euros which we didn't have the opportunity.
Via Via | Mar 20, 2018
Cathedral is very beautiful, huge it is also an event venue. However, around cathedral I miss the green part. It seems like out of the context, in the middle of the streets and other buildings.
Rasa Zygmantaite | Apr 18, 2018
Those, interested in St. James pilgrimage experience- Camino de Santiago- can visit the beautiful exposition of shells (not to talk that the Cathedral is a wonderful place for silent escape and from the crowds of Brussels for pray and meditation!)
Cody Denton | May 13, 2018
I love going to churches and this was one of my favorites! They had amazing sculptures and what looked like great church organs. The entire back half of the church was sectioned off and there was a silent area of prayer which we couldn’t take photos. I appreciated the stone in the church and seeing one of the priests. Amazing.
Marlene Cigarra | Jun 4, 2018
Nice place to visit, the great architecture and the history. It is a free entrance but you get the chance to go see the catacombs for 1 euro also. Looks like the Notre dame in Paris and it is worth visiting.
Dudley Nelson | Jun 1, 2018
Gothic medieval cathedral and a very impressive one at that. Free to go in. It's similar to somewhere like Westminster or Notre Dame, and just as impressive. Worth spending 2 Euros to go into the treasure room where they have a lot of ancient relics and old golden artifacts.
Boris Shurygin | May 18, 2018
All in all a great place; don't forget to visit the treasury - it hosts some very beautiful pieces, all for mere 2€/pp and very friendly church staff! Side alleys are quite picturesque, too, so make sure to enjoy the entirety of it :)
Sergii Pavlenko | Jun 24, 2018
Very nice cathedral that takes your breath away. It looks magnificent from the outside the inside is so beautiful with its stained glass and its architectures. It is right next to a museum which sadly we did not explore. Take a few minutes and go in and enjoy!
Rosemary Dede | Jun 26, 2018
Very nice gothic church near central station. You can visit it everyday for free. There are a few benches at the front so it makes it a nice place to sit and read a book or just to take a quick break while looking at a great view.
Justin Taylor | Aug 14, 2018
Enjoyed our visit to the cathedral. It is one of if not the most beautiful cathedral in Belgium. Make sure to be respectful and quiet especially if service is going on. Everything is clean and maintained nicely compared to some other cathedrals in Europe. Highly recommended. Always remember to remove your hat!!
Ed Byrne | Jul 27, 2018
Absolutely beautiful Cathedral. Not religious but an amazing place to visit. A very peaceful place and Increadibly ornate. Take time to walk around it
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