St. Rumbold's Cathedral, Mechelen

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St. Rumbold's Cathedral (Dutch: Sint-Romboutskathedraal) is the Belgian metropolitan archiepiscopal cathedral in Mechelen, 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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  • One of the finest cathedrals in Belgium. The 96m high tower is a symbol and landmark of Mechelen, defining its horizon. It's well worth climbing its steps on a clear day, to take in the views.
  • Truly impressive UNESCO site. Well preserved and with precise information boards, the visit is worth for sure. Magnificent stone plaques as well as paintings and works of art. The tower is magnificent.

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