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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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Super cathedral!

Even though the cathedral is being repaired, the cathedral is well worth being visited. It is very beautiful!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lasarte, Spain
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Lasarte, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though the cathedral is being repaired, the cathedral is well worth being visited. It is very beautiful!

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an absolute stunning cathedral. It is an extremely well maintained piece of religious art. Everything from statues to the beautiful ceiling. You can get lost looking around the full cathedral and completely miss the main attraction of this building, the Mystic Lamb. You do not have to be religious to see the hard work and passion put into... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like many European cities, Ghent is no different in having a huge cathedral as it's focal point. It has a fabulous alter with beautiful surrounding architecture and works of art. Don't forget to go underground as there are lots of other things to see there too. Do not miss the chance to see the van Eyck painting as it has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This should be on everybody's bucket list. The adoration of the mystic lamp is a rare masterpiece, magestic and superb. The church is very grand and worth some time, too, for sure...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautifully designed cathedral. Some stunning sculptures, architecture and paintings. Free to visit and shows a lot about the history of Gent

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to a few and this is a good excellently maintained example. Well designed for something over 600 years old. Can climb to the top for a charge. Recommended.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Gent, but this beautiful cathedral never ceases to impress me with its beauty and grace. The Gent Altarpiece has been recently renovated and is a must-see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit, such a wow factor even after seeing many cathedrals in Italy. The style and facade is different and the inside is impressive. Do take some time to sit outside for a beer or coffee and enjoy the magnificent sight at sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the finest churchers of flanders with different architectural styles, from Flemish Ghotic over Renaissance to Barok. A must see building.

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McCaysville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church houses the world renowned Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, better known as the Ghent Altarpiece. This impressive artwork dates from 1432 and has changed hands several times during the course of war.The church itself is a magnificent representation of 10th century architecture as seen in the crypt beneath the main part of the church. The sanctuary is impressive... More 

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