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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 2 days 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 days 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 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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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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