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Photographer's Note

Here is a picture with the cathedral Saint Michel & gudule, with the modern building of a bank on the right. In the foreground, you can see also a statue of the king Baudouin.

In 1047, Lambert II, Count of Leuven founded a chapter in this church and organized the translation of the relics of Saint Gudula (consacration on November 16). The church patron saints, archangel St. Michael and the martyr St. Gudula, are also the patron saints of the city of Brussels.

In the 13th century, the cathedral was renovated in the Gothic style. The choir was constructed between 1226 and 1276. The facade was completed in the mid 15th century.

It is an archepiscopal cathedral of the Archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels, the primate (religion) of Belgium, currently His Eminence Cardinal Godfried Danneels. It is located in the national capital and therefore often used for Catholic ceremonies of national interest, such as royal marriages and state funerals.

Happy national day to all Belgians ;)

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