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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

Hoofdkerkstraat 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #4 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Manchester, England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit to this beautiful cathedral and the Mystic Lamb was wonderful, although it is currently being restored so not all of it was there.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sidetrip from Brussels via one hour, nine euro train ride, followed by two euro tram ride. Church entry is gratis, four euro fee to see the Ghent Altarpiece. The audio guide is included and very worthwhile; it presents information that really enhances the viewing

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Adelaide
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is visited for two reasons. The first is the cathedral itself which is very old and has some good art (Rubens) , icons and is reminiscent of the better medieval churches . However a more stunning reason is to view the Adoration of The Mystic Lamb which is enclosed within the Cathedral. It has a small fee ,... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is in scaffolding for a long time, but is worth a visit inside, despite the famous painting "the Lamb of God" is not in the Cathedral because of restoration.

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gent/belgium
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's overwhelming, I can tell you that. This is the place of the famous painting of the "Lam Gods" by the brothers Van Eyck but there is a restoration going on. The cathedral is very impressive with its marmor sculptures, mausoleums, paintings and wooden pulpit. A must see! Guido and Marlène, Gent

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live in Gent, and can go as often as I want to the cathedral. Which I do, and each time I am impressed by the magnificent paintings, statues, architecture structure, glass stain windows, vaste interior space, and so much more ! Even more famous is the painting ' The mystic lamb ' by Hubert en Jan Van Eyck, two... More

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gent belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The photo seen here is on sint-baafsplein, the church is on your right hand side, seen from here (not on this photo) also the adress of the entrance of the cathedral is not hoofdkerkstraat but sint-baafsplein.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit and to the crypt nice interior some nice paintings and alter and lecturn what more can i say?

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Any visit to Ghent is incomplete without a visit to The Adoration Of The Mystic Lamb, one of the most famous and important pieces of work in the Northern European Renaissance. The top left and top right panels (Adam and Eve) were under restoration during my visit. Definitely use the audio guide available at the desk for an explanation of... More

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Chesterfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Visited the Cathedral on a brief stopover in Gent. Didn't get to look at the art work as some of it is under restoration and we didn't have a lot of time. The Cathedral is well worth a look and the inside is very ornate a quite stunning. Down in the crypt, there are a collection of religious robes, dating... More

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