St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral
The Brussels Cathedral, officially called the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, is one of the most important monuments in Brussels. Don’t let the opportunity to see it pass you by.
The Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula (Cathédrale Saint-Michel et Sainte-Gudule) is one of the most important landmarks in Brussels.
It was built in a Gothic style at the beginning of the thirteenth century on the foundations of a Romanesque church established in the eleventh century. The actual cathedral took 300 hundred years to complete. It is perfectly conserved because between 1983 and 1989 it was completely restored.
To the right of the central nave is a beautiful Baroque pulpit carved out of wood from 1699, as well as the original oak confessionals from the seventeenth century. The enormous statues located on the temple’s columns and some of the stained-glass windows are worth highlighting. Another stunning part of the Cathedral is the imposing organ designed by Grenzing with over 4.000 pipes and 4 keyboards.
MIM — MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MUSEUM
The collection of MIM — MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MUSEUM presents more than 1,100 historical and modern musical instruments, one of the richest in the world.
In a beautifully restored complex in Brussels, of which one part is Art Nouveau and the other is Neoclassical in design, the 1100 most interesting instruments are assembled in 4 galleries, enhanced by images and text panels. The audio & video guide completes the experience with the sounds of the instruments in display. The MIM also has a concert hall, a space for workshops (for groups and by reservation only), a museum shop, a library and a rooftop restaurant, from where the breathtaking view over the city gives a unique flavour to the menu.
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