Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula - Brussels, Belgium
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N 50° 50.870 E 004° 21.553
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Quick Description: The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, a Roman Catholic church in Brussels, Belgium, was constructed in the 11th century in the Romanesque architectural style.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: 11/8/2014 12:30:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMMVFB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (French: Co-Cathédrale collégiale des Ss-Michel et Gudule, Dutch: Collegiale Sint-Michiels- en Sint-Goedele-co-kathedraal) is a Roman Catholic church on the Treurenberg Hill in Brussels, Belgium. The church was given cathedral status in February 1962 and has since been the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, together with St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen.

History

A chapel dedicated to St. Michael was probably built on the Treurenberg hill as early as the 9th century. In the 11th century it was replaced by a Romanesque church. In 1047, Lambert II, Count of Leuven founded a chapter in this church and organized the transportation of the relics of the martyr St. Gudula, housed before then in Saint Gaugericus Church on Saint-Géry Island. The patron saints of the church, St. Michael and St. Gudula, are also the patron saints of the city of Brussels.

In the thirteenth century, Henry I, Duke of Brabant ordered two round towers to be added to the church. Henry II, Duke of Brabant instructed the building of a Gothic collegiate church in 1226. The choir was constructed between 1226 and 1276. It took about 300 years to complete the entire church. It was completed just before the reign of the emperor Charles V commenced in 1519."

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Type of Church: Cathedral

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1047

Dominant Architectural Style: Romanesque

Archdiocese: Mechelen-Brussels

Diocese: Mechelen-Brussels

Address/Location:
Parvis Ste-Gudule
Brussels, Belgium
1000


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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