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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 16 26
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“van eyck” (183 reviews)
“audio guide” (120 reviews)
“altar piece” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 225 16 26
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're a tourist in Ghent you're going to visit this massive pile of stone to have a look at the City's pride and joy, the justifiably famous and loved altarpiece, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. But you can also look around the cathedral...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots to see around edge of this ornate and grand cathedral. You have to pay to see the main attraction.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited to see the famous Ghent Altarpiece, attributed to the Van Eyck brothers, a masterpiece of European art and one of the world's treasures.

Thank Nadya S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another Amezing Church. Huge, super tall ceilings, the pulpit is insane... it so pretty and also big. the organ has a weir location but it sounds amazing. Mural windows are incredible, frescos are also a masterpiece .... the entire inside is worth seeing. I would...More

Thank apocalipse
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Bavo's church is a must see if you're anywhere in the Ghent area. The display of the Ghent altar piece gives you the best view of this magnificent triptych. Be careful of your visiting times, the altar piece closes at noon for one hour....More

Thank DiningStar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible cathedral, and the Ghent altarpiece is a can't-miss item for your trip. You can view the cathedral for free but must buy a ticket for the altarpiece. The ticket includes an audio tour.

Thank coachvu
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually enthuse about cathedrals but this was beautiful and I'm so glad we decided to take a look inside. The ceilings are spectacular and the world famous altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers with the accompanying audio explanation was wonderful. Also not to...More

Thank holidayfanBelgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever visited the Cathedral? An ancient building whose origins go back to the 12 th century. Originally a Romanesque church, it became a majestic Gothic building in the 16th century. The interior is more baroque,in white and black marble, even rococo. But what is really...More

Thank Greet N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning cathedral in the heart of the city. Don't miss the crypt as we nearly did. Very peaceful place with a good atmosphere.

Thank ASJ51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is large and beautiful, like most gothic cathedrals in Europe. The highlights of this one are #1: The Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers. SPECTACULAR!!!! The #2 highlight was: the incredibly large crypt which was full of medieval frescos. I didn't expect...More

Thank Mama2world
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Ar8075
3 April 2017|
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Response from David7478 | Reviewed this property |
about 55km or so and I would advise using the train as Ghent is a busy town with lots of pedestrian traffic and cyclists. hope this helps.
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notme2017
14 February 2016|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that the altarpiece will not be fully restored until 2017. As the other respondents have said, you pay a fee to go into a small, crowded chapel at the back of the cathedral to see the altarpiece behind... More
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Anastasia L
3 June 2015|
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Response from HermesMSafiri | Reviewed this property |
Here you go, all info you need: //usersdotskynetdotbe/sintbaafskathedraal-gent/EN_visit.html
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