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Get some relax.

Almost halfway between the railway station and the streets of the old town. The Citadel Park is without a doubt the best and largest park in the city. I read many reviews about... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Tortona, Italy
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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Almost halfway between the railway station and the streets of the old town. The Citadel Park is without a doubt the best and largest park in the city. I read many reviews about safety and safe but frankly if you have the opportunity to come here during the hours of the day here is absolutely quiet. Park beautiful, lots of... More 

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

in the 19° century the "bourgoisie gantoise" wanted a place to walk around, enjoy nature and each other and still be in the city. The old citadelle and grounds of the army were tranformed in a beautiful parc with artificial grottas and hidden corners, hills to climb and a variety of plants to admire. A wonderful collection of trees and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I walked through this park on the way to the historic center. It is a nice little park. There were lots of empty alcohol bottles on a Sunday morning so there must have been partying going on Saturday night.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

On some evenings I was very lucky to see many other gays in this park. But on other occasions, there was hardly anyone. Concerning safety, I would say use your common sense. Don't go too late (that's when some fool going out in the Overpoortstraat area and running out of money might think that robbing a gay in the park... More 

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Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Citadel Park is not a safe place to visit. Never try to do it on your own, but alway go in group

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I might see like a nice place but dont get fooled. It had quite high criminality. Specially when its dark. When I moved to Gent I went running there ONCE around midday. After 30 min i was touched and grabbed by 3 different dark guys. Not a safe place IMO.

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

there are more interesting places to visit in ghent than this. it is green, it is a park as you can find in every itselve respecting city - so if you need to see a tree go there ...

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Dunkirk, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Spending a full week in Ghent allowed me to have a more in depth look at this provincial but dazzling city. The main park is one of these places I considered worth a study. I was there three times and found the first two evening visits a weird symbiosis of health chasing men and women jogging along the curving paths,... More 

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a nice park, very close to the station. at the main entrance there is a big "round" with arches where a lot of wedding pictures are taken. Also nice is that 2 of the bigger museums in Ghent (SMAK and MSK) are as good as in the park. So combined visit are easy. Also "'t Kuipke" is in... More 

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Flanders, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Nice parc but not safe at night. So watch out. Lovely in summer to walk through and enjoy the quietness near Ghent centre.

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