St Michel et Ste Gudulae
St Michel et Ste Gudulae is the main Catholic cathedral in Brussels. It took around 300 years to complete the building and as a consequence it has the most interesting mix of architectural styles. The builders just kept adding on to the existing structure, but in keeping with the style popular of the day. Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance style architecture all mingle in the one building. It is fascinating to see. The Cathedral is where Queen Mathilde and King Phillipe were married religiously in 1999. Our guide on the walking tour had lots of interesting little tidbits to say about the cathedral, as well as about the royals. I got a little bit excited about the architecture though, and missed most of the talk. (Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance, come on). Yeah, I'm a dork but I'm a dork who found her happy place among the buildings in Europe so I never complain.
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Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.