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purple_platinum 04-26-2006 12:59 PM

(from belgaphoto)

Saint Michel Gudule / Sint Michiels Goedele Cathedral of Brussels

Marengo 10-31-2008 11:04 AM

From this wikipedia page:


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.

CyrilVladisla 04-12-2016 09:41 PM

The interior of the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is extremely full of the grandeur of heaven.

maria-olivia 04-13-2016 08:15 AM

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.

An Ard Ri 04-25-2016 04:46 PM

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

maria-olivia 04-25-2016 05:25 PM

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.

CyrilVladisla 11-09-2018 04:37 PM

An 1876 engraving of the Chapel of St. Gudula

Moonmaiden23 11-09-2018 04:46 PM

It's lovely...magnificent in fact...but appeared somewhat less large when I watched the respective funerals for King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola, and also old video of their wedding.

An Ard Ri 11-09-2018 05:29 PM

The Cathedrals facade decorated in mourning for the funeral of Archduke Albert ,Regent of the Low Countries in 1621.

maria-olivia 11-10-2018 08:49 AM

His wife Archduchess Isabella went very day at the Cathredral praying to have a Child She married late Prince Albert a before Cardinal and they never had Children.

An Ard Ri 11-10-2018 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 2169390)
His wife Archduchess Isabella went very day at the Cathredral praying to have a Child She married late Prince Albert a before Cardinal and they never had Children.

I found this picture depicting the Funeral procession for Archduke Albert VII.

maria-olivia 11-10-2018 10:46 AM

The reign of Albert and Isabella was a great Moment in our History .

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