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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
+32 9 225 16 26
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see if visiting Ghent .The Van Eycks masterpiece is one of the few large fifteenth-century polyptychs that can be seen today in its original location. Altarpiece is in every way exceptional, it is one of the earliest,finest and largest examples of...More

Thank JamesS6523TS
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like with any big attraction the rule is to come very early. The earlier you are there the less other People are as well and so you can enjoy this magnifique church still in silence and even the fanous altarpiece is not yet fully crowded....More

Thank Florian254
Reviewed 5 days ago

All that remains of the original Romanesque church is the crypt. St. Bavo’s Cathedral houses an impressive number of art treasures: the baroque high altar in white, black and red flamed marble, the rococo pulpit in oak, gilded wood and marble, a major work by...More

Thank Kwietje
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth a visit. Mass had started so we joined the mass and then enjoyed looking around this vast impressive building. The crypt was stocked with treasures worth seeing. The carved pulpit is spectacular. Even the floral display was first class.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a Ghent tour from Brussels, we had some free time and I decided to visit this cathedral. This place is so fantastic! Full of history, grandeur and awe. I loved walking around there. They also have an underground crypt, it looks a bit like...More

Thank olasweetmol
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have wanted to see Van Eycks ADORATION OF THE MYSTIC LAMB for ages so when we were visiting Brussels we took the 30 minute train to Ghent.....On arrival at the cathedral there was no line up or fuss.....just 4 euros and in you went...More

1  Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to visit - fee to see the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. Beautiful inside and out. It is right in the square and a site you cannot miss.

Thank mini0854
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too big a fan of visiting churches, but the opportunity to see the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eycks makes this a necessary stop when you are in Ghent. While the Lam Gods painting is incredible, the whole church is pretty remarkable. There are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sint Baafskathedraal is a pretty church in the centre of Ghent. It has a high spire, and some famous works of art inside. The most prominent work of art at the cathedral is Van Eyck's The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. One has to get...More

Thank akshayhiremath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not the bigges fan of seeing every church, but if you want to see the one or the other you should visit St. Bavo, simply because of the Van Eycks altarpiece. Take the time to see it and listen to the explanation, it's...More

Thank Stefan_AT_22
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What is the distance between St. Bavo's Cathedral and Curch ifnOur Lady?
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.
Hi, Was the altar piece opened or closed? We are visiting this April, as Easter is in March, we are wondering if the painting will be fully open?
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
Can I book ahead a visit to st bravo?
3 June 2015|
Response from HermesMSafiri | Reviewed this property |
Here you go, all info you need: //usersdotskynetdotbe/sintbaafskathedraal-gent/EN_visit.html