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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

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Address: Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 225 16 26
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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I have visited this cathedral for several times. But whenever I visit it feels the first time. Must visit in Ghent

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this cathedral for several times. But whenever I visit it feels the first time. Must visit in Ghent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not an artsy person, but I think anyone can appreciate the beauty and significance of Van Eyck's painting. It was so interesting to admire the painting while listening to the audio explanation, which made for an unforgettable experiience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the cathedral itself is very impressive, both from the outside and within, and should not be missed, the major feature is the famous Adoration of the Lamb. A visit to Ghent would be incomplete without taking this in: good audio headphones are available that enable you to take in all you need about this masterpiece.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb falls into the same category of iconic paintings as the Mona Lisa, Guernica or the Night Watch. The space in the chapel is quite limited so make sure you are there around 12.45 to watch the opening of the panels at 13.00. The chapel in the St. Bavo, the exhibition in the Caermers monastery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this Cathedral before but enjoyed seeing it again with family while visiting Ghent. Definitely worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive cathedral with an impressive choir. Apart of the cathedral itself, one has to visit because of the presence of the "Adoration of the Lamb" painting by Van Eyck. The painting is so detailed and there are so many panels that you best take an audio guide with you. The level of detail of the painting is impossible to describe.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful cathedral and the home of the Mystic Lamb (The Monuments Men). Make sure to see the painting closed prior to 1:00pm and then stay for when they open up the panels to see all the panels. Just amazing to see. The cathedral is beautiful to walk around. And also has a Rubens and many fine art pieces. Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "best" church in Gent, certainly worth a visit - especially because the painting "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" is in this church ... and this painting you HAVE TO SEE

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the privilege to have an individual tour of the Cathedral! It is the home of the Ghent Altarpiece. This historic painting is also known as the"Jan van Eyck and Hubert's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb". The altarpiece was commissioned by the merchant and Ghent mayor Jodocus Vijd, and his wife Lysbette as part of a larger project for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An awe-inspiring experience of a slice of time from the middle ages. Wonderful art, stunning architecture, and an impressive altar and organ. Not to mention the Van Eyk brothers' most famous piece.

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