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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

Hoofdkerkstraat 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #4 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A lovely cathedral. Interesting art work, especially all the old bishops! The adoration of the mystic lamb is housed in a separate room, rather small for the number of visitors, who all stand there like zombies listening to their audio guides! But worth a look to see such an old and well preserved piece.

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Susdsex
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Just Go see the altar piece it really is everything its said to be. The cathedral is pretty good too.

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the prairie
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Yes- it is a breathtaking location. Ornate and, in many ways over the top, full of history and fabulous art. The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is a must see but is located in very small room into which people are packed. The desk with the audio guides is half covered by the door to the room and it is... More

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Antwerpen, België
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the visit, Go inside and wander through this marvellous cathedral and it's different chapels. Unfortunately the adoration of the Mystic lamb is undergoing a restoration but you can still see parts of it. No entry fee for the cathedral . Small fee if you want to see the adoration of the mystic lamb of 4 euro's.

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145 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is definitely impressive, although the The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb altarpiece is undergoing a multi-year restoration so can be seen only in part (or as a replica in the chapel) for a fee. Part of the cathedral tower is covered in scaffolding, as well. Nevertheless, the interior with its various chapels is beautiful.

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Cambridge
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are in Ghent you must definitely visit St Bavo's Cathedral. I have visited lots of cathedrals around the world and this must be one of the largest and with the highest ceiling. There is plenty to see inside, a must see.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beautiful Church, with the 'Lamb of God' Panels (Featured in the Monument film) so much to see. Very spiritual

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Ireland
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207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this towering cathedral. Walking down Sint-Baafsplein we had fine views of the façade. The fact of it being under renovation didn't detract in the least. There are so many lovely aspects to appreciate. The Gothic soaring columns and arches are a superb sight. They stretch along the fine aisles both central and side. The central... More

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Pennsylvania
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33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Seeing the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb was so terrific. It is currently under restoration but they are doing it right, a couple panels at a time so that visitors can see the bulk of it. The audio guide was well done and the guides themselves were very helpful. The church is huge and well worth the time to walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you go to Ghent and do not go see Jan van Eyck's "The Mystic Lamb," you are missing an opportunity to see one of the greatest works of art ever made. A masterpiece of 15th Netherlandish painting, this huge altarpiece is tucked away in a corner of the cathedral and you do have to pay 4 euro to get... More

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