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St. Rumbold's Cathedral

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Address: Onder-den-Toren 12, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 15 29 40 30
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Tower not open before 1 pm

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Azalee99
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Mechelen, Belgium
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive historic building where each corner tells a story about the rich past of Mechelen. The architecture is impressive, the view on top is amazing.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting the beautiful church, we climbed the tower. After a 538 step stair we reached the top of the tower to enjoy the beautiful skywalk and view. Halway we saw the big tower bells.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This cathedral is a pure beauty. I've been to Venice last year and I found this tower a lot more impressive than the San Marko bell tower. When you visit the cathedral: you must climb the tower. It has the most awesome view. On a clear day you can even see the Atomium in Brussels. There is no elevator though...... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Please visit with a town guide, they are very capable and make the climb much more rewarding : you stop every +- 120 steps and they will tell you more about the cathedral bells, the organ, the construction etc. etc.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It wasnt a very open sky but still... we've had an hour so we went up. After climbjng almst 540 stairs we arrived on top. We still had a very good view and we assumed that we open sky you should be able to see Antwerp or perhaps Brussels. Prive was only 8 euro's per person, fair price for the... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Quite a long climb but 6 rooms to rest in on the way. A particularly interesting thing was the clock mechanism and bells. Great to be in that room at 1.30 to see the bells ringing. Such a good view at the top and I was lucky that it was a beautiful day without a cloud.

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I was here on a beautiful weekday. The helpful man who sold the ticket also provided good tips for sites to visit (and beers to taste) in Mechelen. Thankfully, the climb is broken up by stops to see the new and old carillon chambers, the clock chambers, the forge...I had the good fortune to have the top - with its... More 

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Thank jac46er
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The building is beautiful inside and out! If you have time you can climb to the top of the cathedral for a few euros. I don't mean to discourage anyone by the amount of steps it takes to get to the top but you can rest on your way up in the rooms. They explain the functions of the rooms... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I was here during my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The building is very impressive and en eye catcher when you approach it. Inside it has all the splendor that you may expect from a cathedral. I got my pilgrim passport stamped and moved on further south.

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