The cathedral in Brussels

The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

This is one beautiful cathedral, and I am very happy to have found it on my recent trip to Brussels.  I passed through Brussels last year and despite shooting quite a bit of the town, I never actually saw this cathedral (or knew about it, honestly).  I'm not sure how I missed it, but am glad that I corrected it when I was there a couple of weeks back. 

It sits just a short stroll from Grand Place, which is the historic town square in Brussels and which was the subject of my photo 2 days ago here on the blog.  I did a Google search and found this one, and then Google Maps let me know it was just a short walk from my hotel.  Perfect! 

I arrived late in the afternoon, because I checked for their closing time on the web. That's something I always do - try and plan your visit for shortly before closing time. There are usually much smaller crowds then.

But of course in this photo, you couldn't see anyone anyways since I was looking up.  I love shooting architecture, and especially in European churches, and this one was just stunning.  Be sure and visit when in Brussels, and remember it's close to Grand Place!