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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I always go there for chill out and enjoy my time with friends and never feel have enough to be there.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

While the Catherderal is free, you must see the Ghent Altarpiece (Adoration of the Lamb by Van Eyck). It was featured in Monument Men and was one of the greatest artworks ever made and Ive seen many in Europe. Definatly worth the 4 Euros to see and. The Multimedia stick made the visit even better. Definatly one of my highlights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is beautiiful. It is a quite big cathedral and Cripta is too. You can observe the different periods in which the cathedral evolved Art is everywhere and the richness and nature of paintings and statues make together with the architecture of the building a mystical atmosphere.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

the adoration of the lamb of god by the van eyck brothers is in here - it is simply the best painting i have seen - you have to see it to appreciate the detail - do not miss this and the rest of the cathedral is also superb

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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