Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudule : Michelin's recommendations
Since 1962, the former collegiate of Sts Michael and Gudule has shared the title of cathedral of the archdiocese of Malines-Bruxelles with St-Rombault de Malines. This is a fine Gothic monument that is sure to please. Inside, the Brabançon nave is imposing and sober and the stained-glass windows are remarkable with their colours and motifs. The cathedral was built in several stages. The choir is from the 13C, the collaterals from the 14C and 15C, the towers from the 15C and the adjoining chapels were added in the 16C and 17C. The two powerful and tall towers on the façade are the work of Van Ruysbroeck. The transept porch is topped with a statue of St Gudule from the 15C. Inside, the statues of the 12 Apostles back onto the nave columns. Note the difference between the southern collateral14C, which is held up by columns, and the northern collateral (15C), which its stack of ribs. The mausoleum that occupies the choir is of the dukes of Brabant (1610). You will notice the stained-glass windows, with their striking colours. Among them, notice the Last Judgement (gallery), and the windows in the chapel of the Holy Sacrament (16C) and the Chapel of the Holy Virgin (17C). The transept is lit up by two 16C glass canopies.
- Address : Parvis Ste-Gudule B - 1000 Bruxelles1000Bruxelles
- Phone : 022178345
- Prices : free of charge
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