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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The First thing I remember is that it was freezing cold in the cathedral. It was beautiful to visit, if you want to see the “Lam Gods” you need to pay a fee (around €4 p/p) situated at the left When you enter. For the...More

Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We weren't originally planning to go, but one person in our group really wanted to see the Altarpiece before leaving Ghent. Afterwards, did lots of research on the church and the masterpieces within, coming to the conclusion that this is one of the most underrated...More

Thank Lexie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rich in decorations, lovely pulpit, beautiful windows and an old, well preserved crypt with many tombs just below the ground level of the actual cathedral. Last but not least it's free entrance.

Thank Alberto d
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Cathedral is amazing and is free to visit. however you need to pay €4 to see the famous adoring of the lamb which is tucked away in the little alcove. however, this is not open all the time so do check opening times note...More

Thank cgab2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one is top of my church list, absolutely spectacular. Masterpieces, sculptures and just amazing marble. Top that off with the Mystic Lamb panels, unbeatable.

Thank CSBSydney_Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just the most spectacular church I have ever visited and I have seen hundreds. Do some research before you get there because saw so many people walking straight past masterpieces without even knowing

Thank V4027UOcatherines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with Mieke our very knowledgeable tour guide. The alter piece in its original venue is a must see.

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit as churches go. Beautiful, especially at Christmas time. The stain glass windows are just one part to note.

Thank RichardOldfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this Cathedral dominates the city and contains one of Western Art's most important works...the Ghent Altarpiece by the Arnolfini brothers (c1430). The crypt is wonderful too.

Thank prospect45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend you stop into this cathedral and look around, the tombs below the cathedral are amazing and a must see! such beautiful and amazing works of art! it wasn't that busy and it didn't cost anything to enter but donations are appreciated!

Thank Kassandra p
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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.
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
Anastasia L
3 June 2015|
Response from HermesMSafiri | Reviewed this property |
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