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St. Rumbold's Cathedral

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Address: Onder-den-Toren 12, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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+32 15 29 40 30
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08:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Beautiful church on Mechelen

It is very beautiful historic building, there is entrance fee to go up to the tower. The entire city center is surrounded with old style buildings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very beautiful historic building, there is entrance fee to go up to the tower. The entire city center is surrounded with old style buildings.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St Rumbold Cathedral is a stunning Cathedral to visit and what better to way to explore the building is to take a few steps up into the clouds. A count of 538 steps until you reach the top, those these are broken into various stops. Try to be up whilst the bells are being run by the Carillon ringer or... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to climb the tower but it was not a clear day. Nevertheless we had a look at the church on the inside. If you have the time a visit to the cathedral's museum is a worthwhile experience. Note the stained glass window with King Boudewijn and queen Fabiola (near the main entrance to the left when you... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the Sint Rombouts tower you can get an incredible view at the southern side till Brussels and the Northern side as far as Antwerp. The more than 500 steps to the top are not only worth it for the view but also for the magnificent clocks and carillon. And if you did not know. ..when the spire, that was... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Most church towers offer more or less the same: A nice view over the environment, clocks and the mechanism behind it, and some information and items related to the church's history. Essentially that's what you get here too, but I think one item stood out as unique to this place, namely the big treadmill that was used until 1930 to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were lucky to have great weather so we had a great view on top of the Cathedral. Very romantic activity, but also very good for the whole family

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visit the Cathedral and especially its tower. 538 steps to the top of the tower. Luckily there are some stops on the way: the carillon, the huge bells, information boards that explain what the different floors in the tower were used for, until you reach the top with a glass skywalk that lets you admire Mechelen and its surroundings. With... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Recently enjoyed a trip up the Bell Tower with my brother and dad. We hadn't pre booked anything so we were lucky the ticket desk opened when we were visiting the church (doesn't open till 1pm). We really enjoyed the climb and each level has something interesting to see / discover. There are good informative signs and we were lucky... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

You should have a good condition in order to climb all the stairs in this cathedral. It is really worthwile going upstairs after you have visited the cathedral itself.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Impressive gothic cathedral, with a tower of more than 500 steps up. Which I didn't get to try, since we only had the morning for sightseeing and the tower is not open before 1 pm.

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