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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 3 days ago

A very beautiful gothic masterpiece, that indeed invites to reflection and spirituality. An absolute must is the Lam Gods: a work of unreal grandeur that you could keep looking at. Good audio-guide included.

Thank Matthieu B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral gets you even before you pass through its door. Just looking at its tower as you approach the church lets you know that you are up for a treat. Upon entering, the magnificent art all around you puts a smile on your face...More

Thank Angel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine Gothic building with hefty Baroque additions inside, a whale skeleton in the ambulatory, and an incomparable masterpiece of the Northern Renaissance in a side chapel. It is the last of these, the van Eyck "Adoration of the Lamb" that most people come to...More

Thank Chickenday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Ghent this is a must-see stop. Beautiful, classic, and serene. Go in the off hours and take your time to absorb it.

Thank Pcmcgrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used City Card Ghent as pass for this cathedral. The cathedral itself is a marvel. The famous painting - The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the van Eyck brothers - is a must-see. For 1 Euro you can have an audio guide which...More

Thank Vogelkop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was included in our Road Scholar trip. Besides the beautiful church itself (both inside and out), we got a guided tour of the restoration of "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" after having had a lecture on it and other early Flemish paintings that morning....More

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic architectural achievement. Go and appreciate what it must have taken to build something like this hundreds of years ago. Also don't miss the crypt and the artifacts underneath the church. Very cool. Free.

Thank grlav8r777
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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
4 June 2015|
Response from HermesMSafiri | Reviewed this property |
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