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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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Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I find this this impressive cathedral the most beautiful building not only in Ghent, but in the entire world. Its overwhelming dimensions, the combination of its rough bricks and graceful Gothic ornaments, fascinating leadlight windows and aristocratic decoarations, make this edifice unparalleled.

Thank m_mattthis_m
Reviewed 5 days ago

Without seeing the 4 euro famous painting, the church is worth a visit too. Very big and impressive.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ages of history on the in- and outside of this majestic cathedral. And of course a glance at the famous "Lams God" is the cherry on the cake.

Thank René v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning cathedral in the centre of Ghent. We were lucky that the crypt was open on the last day so we could see a wonderful collection of artefacts and treasures.

Thank Brendan1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit , huge history and culture and good restaurants around the area.would recommend a visit

Thank IrelandDuchess
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a great fan of cathedrals and this one was much the same as most. There was a full whale skeleton hanging up inside at the rear - not sure why.

Thank ironhead13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing place, absolutely stunning and would highly recommend a visit if you are passing The altar piece was more than anticipated and well worth the 4€ entry fee, entry into the cathedral is free Beautiful place would highly recommend I challenge you to find...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see when you go inside, allow time to walk around and absorb the atmosphere. It is a place of worship and you are asked to respect this by not taking photographs. There is a small shop hidden away just past the entrance...More

Thank mag1
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having just toured cathedrals in Italy, we were dismayed on our first visit to this charming Belgium city to find that most of the old churches and cathedrals have been converted to businesses. One such church, still with its vaulted ceilings and stained glass...More

Thank TravelingGianelos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is impressive both on the outside and inside. There are a lot of beautiful stained glasses and statues and chapels. We didn't see the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb since it was very crowded but we didn't feel we were missing on much.

Thank Andrea M
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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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