Saint Michael and Gudula Cathedral

Local nameCathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule - Sint-Michiels-en-Goedelekathedraal
LocationPentagon, Brussels, Belgium

One of the most spectacular cathedrals in Belgium. Originally, it was built as a chapel around the 9th century, then it got rebuilt into a Romanesque church in the 11th century and later - in the 13th century - the church was rebuilt again in Gothic style. The remains of the initial building can still be observed inside.

It boasts a stunning exterior and a 49-bell carillon where Sunday concerts often take place. The most dominant feature of this church are the stained glass windows. Every second and fourth Saturday of the month the Cathedral's towers are open and you can climb all the way to the top.

Fun fact - a couple of falcons lives on the roof and you can watch them through live video camera streaming.

The church is easily accessible from the Gare Centrale metro station, lines 1 and 5.

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Opening hours

Archeological site
Daily: 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Romanesque crypt open on request only.

The Cathedral Treasure:
Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sun: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.


The admission to the cathedral is free.

Archeological site: €1
Romanesque crypt: €3

The Cathedral Treasure:
Adults: €2
Children (<14): free

Combined ticket (Archeological Site, crypt and treasury): €6

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +32 02 217 83 45

Address Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 City of Brussels, Belgium

Coordinates 50°50'52.215" N 4°21'36.346" E

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