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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

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Address: Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 9 225 16 26
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Beautiful and majestic. This is a must visit for anyone in town. Loved it. there were renovations taking place but the tour space was still working efficiently.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and majestic. This is a must visit for anyone in town. Loved it. there were renovations taking place but the tour space was still working efficiently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

St. Bavo's Cathedral should certainly be on the must see list for anyone visiting Gent. The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb alone is worth a trip there as well as the other chapels in the cathedral. It was especially cold in late February, so be sure to dress warm. There are also renovations taking place and the scaffolding obstructed a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The cathedral is a must see in Ghent. A van eyck is currently being restored and costs four euros to see but there are plenty of other interesting parts of the cathedral. It was unbearably cold though - be warned!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Visit the crypt! Fantastic view if you can climb to the top! In the heart of the historic area. The famous painting needs a guide to be appreciated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very pretty church with lots to see. Free to enter and wander. Definitely pay the few euros to see the Ghent Altarpiece by Van Eyck. Great audio guide walks you throughout the truly magnificent work of art. Highly recommended stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There is so much to see, the crypt was very interesting as well as the incredible pulpit. We enjoyed the Mystic Lamb alter piece, but unfortunately we couldn't find George or Matt!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lovely but very chilly in February. Beautiful side chapels and the Van Eyck is worth a trip to Ghent in its own right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Having watched the Monuments Men our family decided we had to see 'The Adoration of the Mystical Lamb'. It is well worth going to view this most amazing piece of art work and it will not disappoint. It is free to enter the cathedral but costs four euros for a sound guide and to visit the painting. The cathedral in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The main draw is the Ghent Altarpiece (fee to see) featured in the Monuments Men movie. Beyond that, this is a great cathedral with other nice works of art. Right now there is some construction outside but this didn't affect our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I attended mass her on Christmas Day. It is famous for hosing the "Adoration of the Lamb" alter piece.

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