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Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula: Our most recommended tours and activities

Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Uncover the city's hidden gems with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace, hopping off at whatever stops catch your eye. See the city's most iconic sights – and maybe even some off-the-beaten-path treasures – with the single red route. Hop on the red route and see top sights including the Palace of Fine Arts, the Sablons quarter, and the European Parliament. Look out at museums including the Train World Museum, Musical Instruments Museum, Horta Museum, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Stop at Place Royale and enjoy breathtaking views. Admire Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, and more. Experience the city's authentic side and visit the Marolles neighborhood. This vibrant area offers a mix of old and new, traditional cuisine, vintage shops, and a festive atmosphere. Since 18 March, we propose you a single Red line that allow you to discover even more nice attractions as Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg, Trainworld or Manneken-pis.

Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

2. Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

Get an overview of the fascinating city of Brussels, with a tour through the medieval and Baroque city, the industrial city, the bourgeois city, and on to modern Brussels. This tour ensures you get to see all the parts of this multi-faceted city. Learn about the city’s museums, where the best bars and local beers are, and where to buy the best chocolate at a reasonable price. Your guide will also answer any practical questions you might have about restaurants, attractions, nightlife, or even just getting around on public transport. During your walking tour of the city, the tour will be split into two different areas: the Upper City and Lower City. The tour is structured this way to help you better understand the origins and historic development of Brussels.  Highlights on your tour of the Lower City include the Grand Palace, the Everard t'Serclaes monument on Charles Buls street, the Manneken Pis and Grands Carmes street, Marché au Charbon street, the Covering of the Senne, Riches Claires street, and Grande Île street, Saint-Géry Island and more.  Whilst perusing through the Upper city, you'll notice a very different style. During this portion of the tour, you will see landmarks such as the Grand Place, the power of merchants, the Galeries Royales St Hubert, and the Mort Subite. You'll also see the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (visit inside: stained glass windows, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the pulpit), the Royal Park, the Royal Palace, the Royal Square, and The Palace of Coudenberg among many others.

Brussels: Historical Tour with Chocolate & Waffle Tasting

3. Brussels: Historical Tour with Chocolate & Waffle Tasting

This small-group walking tour of maximum 12 guests, gives you an intimate experience of Brussels. An informative guide leads you through the historical center and its main historical sites including Grand Place, City Hall, Royal Galeries, Cathedral, Manneken Pis, Royal Square, Royal Palace and the magnificent Mont-des-Arts. During this visit, you will learn more about the historical background and how this young city acquired such a prominent role in Europe. You will be introduced to the Belgian culture and its gastronomy. A tasting of Belgian finest chocolate and waffle will be the icing on the cake! Thanks to the small-sized group you discover Brussels away from the busy crowds and in a much more personable way. The walk ends at the Royal Square with an astonishing view on the city. Walking straight down the magnificent Mont-des-Arts for about 5 minutes you will reach back the Grand Place. At the end, a short information session is held and many personal advices are given according to your indiviual needs. This walking tour is recommended for both first-time and returning visitors who want a deeper understanding of the city.

2-Hour Brussels Guided Walking Tour

4. 2-Hour Brussels Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Brussels on this guided walking tour. See incredible sights in Belgium’s capital, including the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, and more. The tour starts in the impressive Grand Place: be amazed by the presence of the buildings that surround it, including the Town Hall and the King's House, where the Manneken Pis wardrobe is on display. The next stop is the famous Manneken Pis itself. Stolen twice, this statue of a urinating child is one of the most well-known of Brussels’ monuments.  Next, head to the Sablon Quarter, where you’ll find some of the most luxurious shops in the city, as well as a large number of art galleries, museums and lots of culture! Then head towards Place Poelaert, where the Brussels Palace of Justice is located, before stopping at the Place du Grand Sablon. Here, discover the Church of Notre Dame du Sablon, a religious center with a lot of importance for pilgrims in the Middle Ages.  Next, head towards the Royal Quarter and be captivated by the neoclassical square. Then visit the Mont des Arts, one of the most impressive spots in the city, offering incredible, unique views.  Finish the tour captivated by the beauty and history of Belgium’s incredible capital.

Brussels: Highlights Walking and Bus Tour with Waffle

5. Brussels: Highlights Walking and Bus Tour with Waffle

The tour combines bus comfort with a guided walk to provide you with a comprehensive experience of Brussels, ensuring you don't miss any of its highlights. Our expert guide will lead you through the vibrant heart of the city, sharing fascinating insights into its history and culture. You'll first explore key landmarks on foot, including the Grand Place, the Manneken Pis, and the Royal Galeries, where we will stop for a delicious waffle-tasting. Afterwards, aboard one of our comfortable coaches, you'll witness the city's rich architectural diversity and learn about its political significance as the capital of the European Union. You'll have the chance to see the magnificent Royal Palace and Royal Residence, the influential European quarter, the imposing Palace of Justice, and much more. Our highlight will be a brief exterior visit to the Atomium, where you'll have the opportunity to capture some photos of its futuristic beauty.

Brussels: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

6. Brussels: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the Parlamentarium and learn all about the European Parliament. The Place de Luxembourg will amaze you; it is one of the symbols of Brussels. The Royal Palace is unique and ready to solve a riddle based on this sightseeing. Then the Royal Museums of Fine Arts await you, don't forget to take pictures of the unique exhibits. Admire the Carillon of Mont des Arts and its unique architecture. The iconic Manneken-Pis is worth your time to learn its symbolism. Discover La Grand-Place, a huge city square surrounded by elegant historic buildings dating back to the 14th century. Jeanneke-Pis, the "little sister" of Manneken Pis is waiting for you to make a wish. Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, a step before the end of the game will give you a few moments of enjoyment, and exploring the shops. Saint Nicholas Church will soothe you with its simplicity while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula with their incredible architecture. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Brussel: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

7. Brussel: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Brussel's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Brussels: City Exploration Game and Tour

8. Brussels: City Exploration Game and Tour

Discover Brussels with a fun city discovery tour that combines all the excitement of a city exploration game with a sightseeing tour. Use your phone as your guide, finding your way around the city and viewing attractions with the app's navigation function. Download the app and head to the starting point to begin playing. Use your observation skills, logic, and imagination to solve a riddle at each location and uncover the mystery. Play on your own or work as a team, and pause the game at any time. Stop for a coffee or take a break for lunch. Then, simply open the app and continue your adventure.

Brussels: Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Brussels: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the heart of Europe, where history, culture, and innovation converge to create a captivating tapestry of experiences – welcome to Brussels! As you embark on this Brussels Self-Guided Audio Tour, you are about to explore a city that seamlessly blends medieval charm with modern vibrancy. Nestled in the heart of Belgium, Brussels serves as the de facto capital of the European Union, offering a rich tapestry of architectural wonders, culinary delights, and a palpable sense of cosmopolitan energy. This self-guided audio tour invites you to navigate the cobblestone streets and bustling squares at your own pace, unlocking the hidden stories and secrets that have shaped Brussels into the captivating metropolis it is today. From the iconic Atomium to the Grand Place, each location on this tour is a chapter in the city's narrative, revealing the layers of history, art, and multicultural influences that have left an indelible mark. With your personal audio guide, immerse yourself in the narratives behind the medieval structures, indulge in the aromatic world of Belgian chocolates and waffles, and witness the harmonious coexistence of traditional and contemporary elements. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culinary explorer, or simply someone seeking to unravel the essence of Brussels, this self-guided audio tour promises an enriching and immersive experience. Learn more about the top 19 tourist attractions in Brussels. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Brussels Central Station 2. Brussels City Hall 3. Grand-Place 4. Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert 5. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral 6. Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) 7. Magritte Museum 8. Royal Palace (Palais Royal) 9. Church of Our Lady of Victories at the Sablon (Notre Dame du Sablon) 10. Parlamentarium 11. Museum of Natural Sciences 12. Parc du Cinquantenaire 13. Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History 14. AutoWorld 15. Horta Museum 16. René Magritte Museum (Abstract Art Museum) 17. Serres Royales De Laeken (Royal Greenhouses of Laeken) 18. Mini-Europe 19. Atomium So, put on your headphones, hit play, and let the enchanting tales of Brussels unfold as you traverse its streets, uncovering the city's past, present, and the promise of an exciting future. Welcome to Brussels – a city of stories waiting to be discovered!

"The Alchemist" Brussels : outdoor escape game

10. "The Alchemist" Brussels : outdoor escape game

🧙‍♀️ THE ALCHEMIST 🧪 We are in the year of grace 1555 and strange phenomena are taking place in the city. Josyne, a villager accused of witchcraft, is arrested before your eyes by the city guards. Investigate to determine the truth and identify the reasons for this accusation. Go and meet various witnesses and examine the clues discovered along your way. As an alchemist, will you be able to use your skills in this investigation, based on real facts, in time? Will you choose to defend Josyne, or will you choose to support the accusation of witchcraft? YOUR AVENTURE STARTS NOW! 🎭 A fun city tour with an offbeat scenario 🧠 Solve riddles along the way to crack the case 👀 Find the clues that are hidden on the monuments around you 💎 Explore the must-see places & discover some hidden gems 🔐 Unlock fun facts about the places you visit ⌚ Play at your own rhythm: start and pause whenever you want 💬 The Coddy team is available for you 7/7 via live chat (9AM-8PM)

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What people are saying about Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

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4.3
(532 reviews)

The Irish man (forgot his name) was very good, showed us around the attractions; giving good information/history/stories about them. Understanding and even started the tour a bit later as I was running late. Would recommend him.

Nicolas gas a great knowledge about the city and its history and he knows how to explain it. He was also really nice and answered all our questions

Sancar was a great guide! Amazing memory. Loved the knowledge he shared with us regarding the history of Brussels and his recommendations!

Ian was a fantastic guide! Loved all the fun facts, the food & drink recommendations, and the Irish humour.

Tour was great and informative also Nikolas was friendly and attentively answered to the queries