11 June 2013

Traversing the Ardennes: Co-Cathédrale collégiale des Ss-Michel et Gudule

For my last entry about this trip, I am blogging about the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula. This is a Roman Catholic church in the middle of the city, and is used for Catholic ceremonies of national interest, such as royal marriages and state funerals. As it is a tourist attraction, there are quite a bit of people who were there when we visited.



You can see the facade of this cathedral from the photo I have above. As this is a Roman Catholic Church, the layout is as with most other churches. And yes, there are plenty of iconography present inside.



I personally liked the woodwork in this church, as you can see in the above photos. It always amazes me how religion drives the development of art.



The altar and organ in this church is massive. Unfortunately, it wasn't playing when we were visiting.

So this ends the series of travelogues I have from my trip to Luxembourg and Belgium. It was an interesting trip, and I'd love to go back and explore other parts of these two countries. However, that probably won't happen very soon, as there are other interesting places in the world to see. So I am ending this travel series here, and starting a new one soon!

2 comments:

  1. The name is quite a mouthful!

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    1. Zhu,

      Haha, yes! I guess sometimes churches are named not for one saint, but for two, and that makes things complicated!

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