Thursday, May 5, 2016

Brussels Cathedral

These cards bring me back some good memories of my trip to Belgium and the great time I had there with Susana and Raquel.  
The 1st card was sent by Zé Pombal last March and the 2nd is one of the many cards I bought in Brussels. 

© Edit. Thill, S. A. 
The St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Michel or Sint-Michiels Kathedraal) in Brussels is named for the patron saints of Belgium and is the primary church of the country.
After the Cathedral of St. Michael was completed circa 1047, the Duke of Brabant transferred the relics of Saint Gudula here. Very little is known about this daughter of a 7th-century Carolingian nobleman, but her relics are still sheltered in the cathedral.

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.
Today, the Cathedral of St. Michael and Gudula is the episcopal see of the Archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels and therefore the leading Catholic church in Belgium. All royal weddings and christenings take place here. - in:

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