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Saint Nicholas Church

Cataloniestraat 4, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 28 69
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“gothic style” (12 reviews)
“main altar” (4 reviews)
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Cataloniestraat 4, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 234 28 69
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The back half of this massive church has been cut off from the part that is still used as a church. On the Sunday we were there there was a book fair in this part. However, the church itself is rather lovely, great art, nice...More

Thank Brendan1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike St. Baavo's, you won't be thrown out on you tush for using a camera in St. Nick's. It's nowhere near as spacious (there's no crypt below), but the sculptures, artwork, and stained glass on display here are equally awe-inspiring and worth seeing.

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Church on our Tour and really enjoyed the history and the sights from the tower. Impressive

Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The exhibition part contained a craft fair when we were there, and we gathered that this was not uncommon. The church section is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the busy city.

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It was initially closed when I first attempted to visit it and could not locate its entrance door. After my boat tour, I came back and this time, it was opened. I said my prayers and then took pictures of the beautiful altars, statutes, stained...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Enjoyed going around this church, ore like a cathedral. Large interior with many painting and interesting columns. Worth a visit

Thank jackie_rogers59
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I really enjoyed visiting this fantastic church with its wonderful interior and inspiring ambiente. It is indispensable to have it visited when being in Gent.

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 21 September 2017

An imposing structure , gothic style. You would be definitely impressed by the building and sit in awe admiring the wonderful masterpieces.

Thank vinay_pagadal
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't plan to go in here, but wandered past and found it was free. This is an amazing space with lots and LOTS of history. Plenty of dollars too have gone into the making of this building. It is very ornate with interpretive displays....More

1  Thank CloStar
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Worth taking a little time to absorb the atmosphere of this wonderful place. The vaulted ceilings and sculpture are most impressive.

Thank g4ybu
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