Archive for the tag 'The Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudule'

3 Comments CherryPie on Sep 12th 2015

Owing to the ransackings by Protestant iconoclasts in 1579 and thefts by  French Revolutionists in 1793, the interior of the cathedral is far less rich than it was in medieval times. It nonetheless contains some fine stained glass, such as the Last Judgement Window, dating from 1528, on the west front of the cathedral, facing [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 11th 2015

Although it is the national church of Belgium. Cathedrale Sts-Michel-et-Gudule was granted cathedral status only in 1962. It was built with a sandy limestone brought from the local quarries and is one of the finest surviving examples of Brabant Gothic Gothic architecture
There has been a church on the site of the cathedral since at least [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 10th 2015