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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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"The Lamb" is a must

The Cathedral is fine to visit, similar to many other cathedrals around Europe. The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb however is excellent and well worth going to see. We used the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is fine to visit, similar to many other cathedrals around Europe. The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb however is excellent and well worth going to see. We used the audio guide, which gave us a great deal of detail, but actually the painting needs to be seen up close, get right up to the glass and look at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely place and beautiful Sunday mass. Unfortunately the locals quite skeptical with international who wants to join the ceremony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We are not very interested in churches and cathedrals if i am honest however we popped in as it was raining and it was free. The class windows are magnificent and the decor within is amazing. I would definitely recommend you pop in if in Ghent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Had to visit to see the Adoration of The Mystic Lamb. Stunning work and its worth going in despite the ongoing work on the exterior. Stunning place.

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is quite something on its own - the size, the chapels, he stained glass, the crypt with its chapels and it's very early wall paintings. However there is also the Van Eyck brothers' "Mystic Lamb" from the 15th century. There is a charge of €4 to enter but it is well worth it to see this masterpiece of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a gorgeous cathedral. Not to be missed, and it's free. The interior left me speechless- such grand ceilings. Don't miss it- my kids enjoyed it as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

there is only one mystic lamb... waw ... the artist of this painting is really perfect... what a details... so nice no need for a camera in the mediëval period...

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This old cathedral has so many artistic gems. You must see Lamb of Gods, beautiful painting. Go to the crypt, so many nice things there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The building style is very interesting. Everything is so relaxed and nothing is a hurry. Nice shops around to walk through and make up some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This huge cathedral is worth a visit, especially to admire the Gent Altarpiece of Van Eyck. For the ticket price you can use the audioguide, that explains absolutely all!

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