St. Rumbold's Cathedral, Mechelen

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St. Rumbold's Cathedral (Dutch: Sint-Romboutskathedraal) is the Roman Catholic metropolitan archiepiscopal cathedral in Mechelen, Belgium, dedicated to Saint Rumbold, Christian missionary and martyr who had founded an abbey nearby. His remains are rumoured to be buried inside the cathedral. State-of-the-art examination of the relics honoured as Saint Rumbold's and kept in a shrine in the retro-choir, showed a life span of about 40 years and a death date between 580 and 655, while tradition had claimed 775 AD.
In 1999, the tower of the cathedral was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France site, in recognition of its architecture and its importance in civic duties such as a watchtower.
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  • Although there are a lot of steps to reach the top it is definitely worth the climb. There are interesting facts and information on various levels as you climb, so you can stop for a rest. The... 
    Although there are a lot of steps to reach the top it is definitely worth the climb. There are interesting facts and information on various levels as you climb, so you can stop for a rest. The...  more »
  • St Rumbolds Catherdral is so impressive and a true feast for the eyes. We loved that there was a small art exhibition on at the time to explore. We also decided to go up the tower - I would... 
    St Rumbolds Catherdral is so impressive and a true feast for the eyes. We loved that there was a small art exhibition on at the time to explore. We also decided to go up the tower - I would...  more »
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  • Especially beautiful, definitely worth seeing. I will definitely come back and recommend other people to visit. Regarding the price, very reasonably, for people up to 27 years old the price was 3 euros. There is also an underground parking lot nearby, the price is affordable.
  • I've been knowing the Cathedral all my life as Mechelen is my home town. Since I live abroad it's always a pleasure seeing the cathedral again, whether it's from hind and far or from close-by. I can really utterly recommend to visit the cathedral when you spend a few days in Mechelen. You can even walk all the way up to the Skywalk and enjoy the wonderful vistas!

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