Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. GudulaCurrently Closed
- Address: Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-22178345
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula - Review
Saint Michael and Saint Gugdule are patron saints of Brussels. On the site where the church now stands, there was in the 9th century a chapel dedicated to St. Michael, one that was replaced with a Romanesque church. St. Gudula’s relics were brought here in 1047. The final form of the church as seen today took over three centuries to finish, in 1519.
On a visit to the Church one must check out the French Gothic Western Façade, Brabantian Gothic Window, The gothic Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament of the Miracle, The Chapel of Our Lady of Deliverance with Romanesque altar, St. Mary Magdalene’s Baroque chapel, Statues of the 12 apostles, The nave with the Baroque pulpit depicting Adam and Eve expelled and Virgin and Child piercing the serpent.
Massive, regal and absolutely grand, the cathedral has another claim to fame: a nest of peregrine falcons on the cathedral’s northern tower that have become a favourite with everybody.
That said, the church has been pretty historically important too. In 1516, Charles was proclaimed King of Spain here; King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola (1960) as well as King Albert II (then Prince) and donna Paola (1959) were married here. A good number of the Royal Family is buried here.
It actually wasn’t until restoration work was happening in full swing in the 1990s in the cathedral that the Romanesque remains of the original church here and its crypt were discovered. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Brussels itinerary 2 days.
Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula Information
- Visit official website for mass timings.
Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula Ticket Prices
- Free entry to Cathedral.
- Fee for Archaeological site: 1 Euro
- Fee for Romanesque crypt: 3 Euro
- Fee for Treasury: 2 Euro for adults, free for kids under 14 years.
- Combined ticket: 6 Euro
Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula Hours
- Archaeological site open form 8 am – 6 pm everyday.
- Treasury open from Monday to Friday 10 am – 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm and Sunday 2 pm – 5 pm.
Operating hours for cathedral:
- Saturday: visit allowed till 3:30 pm
- Sunday: 8 pm – 6 pm visits only from 2 pm
How To reach Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula by Public Transport
- By Bus: Buses 29, 63, 65 and others stop at Parc bus station.
- By Tram: Trams 92 and 93 stops at Par Light Rail station.
- By Subway: Subways 1 and 5 stop at Gare Centrale subway station.
Restaurants Near Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula
- Cafe Gudule
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Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula, Brussels Reviews
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!!
Beautiful architecture and artwork including some fantastic stained glass windows and an amazing massive wooden carving. Peaceful too. Lovely.
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!
One of the best churches of Bruxelles. It's a big, fascinating and quiet cathedral. Outside the architecture is rich of details and inside it's majestic and beautiful. In front of it there is a small but beautiful park.
What an amazing church! I've fallen in love instantaneously. Great historical story. A bit difficult to reach, because it's up a quite steep hill. worth it nevertheless.