Kathedraal van Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele
Kathedraal van Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele is a church building in the historic center of Brussels. Though the actual date of construction is unknown, experts believe that it was most likely built on the Treurenberg Hill as early as the 9th century. Later on in the 11th century, the building was replaced by what is now a much more Romanesque church.
Kathedraal van Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele is massive in size. The cathedral has an exterior length of 114 meters, an interior length of 109 meters and a total of towers that is 64 meters high. Built of stone from the Gobertange quarry located 45 kilometers southeast of the site, the building is comprised of three portals surmounted by gables and two different towers with large windows. Modern rearrangements and construction have been brought on throughout the years with the cathedral still remaining as glorious and impressive as ever.
Being able to wander through this building along with its many terraces, you are able to gain an understanding of its immensely rich history, the stories behind it and what it is being used for today. There are sill masses that are held each week in the cathedral and if you are interested in truly exploring and discovering all that it has to offer, consider taking a guided tour while there. This is a place you will certainly not want to miss out on while in Brussels.
Kathedraal van Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele in brief
|Place||Place Saint-Gudule, 1000 Brussels, Belgium|
|Locally Known As||Collegiale Sint-Michiels- en Sint-Goedele-co-kathedraal|
BUY your Tour Ticket
|5 Euro for combined ticket (finds, crypt and museum)
HERE (Big City Tour Brussels)
Did you know that the actual date of the building and construction of the cathedral is still unknown??