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Saint Michel Gudule / Sint Michiels Goedele Cathedral of Brussels
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The St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is located at the Treurenberg hill in Brussels, Belgium. In French, it is called Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule and in Dutch Sint-Michiels- en Sint-Goedelekathedraal, usually shortened to "Sint-Goedele".
In 1047, Lambert II, Count of Leuven founded a chapter in this church and organized the transportation of the relics of Saint Gudula, before then housed in Saint Gaugericus Church on Saint Gaugericus Island. The church patron saints, archangel St. Michael and the martyr St. Gudula, are also the patron saints of the city of Brussels.
In the thirteenth century, the cathedral was renovated in the Gothic style. The choir was constructed between 1226 and 1276. The facade was completed in the mid-fifteenth century.
It is an archiepiscopal cathedral of the Archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels, the Primate of Belgium, currently Cardinal Godfried Danneels. It is located in the national capital and therefore often used for Catholic ceremonies of national interest, such as royal marriages and state funerals.
The south tower contains a 49-bell carillon by the Royal Eijsbouts bell foundry on which Sunday concerts are often given.
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The interior of the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is extremely full of the grandeur of heaven.
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Could you imagine how it was difficult to organise King Baudouin's Funerals when the Choir was closed because of restauration.But it was the King's Will, such as Queen Fabiola's.
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There are several royals also buried at the cathedral ,though not sure if their burials are still there.

Archduke Ernest of Austria,Governor of the Netherlands who died in 1595.
Albert VII, Archduke of Austria Governor of the Netherlands who died in 1621
Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain, Archduchess of Austria who died in 1633
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You are right , their 3 coffins are under the Choir.
I saw them when I was Official Guide of the City of Brussels. Now the place is closed.
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