"The church of Belgian royalties" Cathédrale of St. Michael and St. Gudula Tip by Pavlik_NL

  Irina at the Saint Michiel & Goedele's cathedral.
by Pavlik_NL

Saint Michiel & Goedele cathedral is the main church of Brussels, but also the church where the Belgian royalties are baptised, married, crowned and burried. This church is magnificent and has - not unlike many things - quite some similarities with the Notre Dame in Paris (besides Gothic architecture). Brussels often has looked to Paris for examples, though in spirit it used to be a true Lowlands-town. Now-a-days the French, or should I say Wallonians, are taking over the town, strengthened by the Euro-parlementarians. Hopefully the tide will turn and Brussels will find it's own identity back. An identity that can be tasted on the Grand Place.

Address: Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Ville de Bruxelles
Directions: At Rue du Bois Sauvage & Rue de la Banque
Phone: +32 2 217 83 45
Website: http://www.cathedralisbruxellensis.be/en

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  • Updated Aug 13, 2003
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