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St. Michael's Bridge

Ghent, Belgium, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 114 attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Melbourne, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
74 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have made a point of walking across all the river bridges which connect Ghent. St Michael's Bridge is one of the most admired Ghent bridges and you will come across it if you are doing the Ghent City Walk. There are some good photo opportunities from the bridge and also as you approach the bridge from either direction.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

But that's what everyone says here :D But sometimes, on sunny days. Go under the bridge. It can be smelly sometimes, but if it's not, big chance there's some music-student trying his stuff out on his guitar providing a nice background-tune over the canal.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

You can see medieval Ghent from this spot. During the jazz festival a Brazilian percussion group (Pachamamapercussio) enthralled us with their drumming and choreography.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great views of historic city and massive crowds enjoying music on one of the stages around the city during our visit. Also visit St Michaels church whilst your there especially if there's music on as the acoustics are phenomenal.

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Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the place to start your walk. from the top of the bridge you can see the main attractions which you later visit. You can walk around easily, no need for a guided tour, and see the attraction one after the other. they are all in a short walking distance

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Quito, Ecuador
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67 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This city is filled with beautiful sites and iconographic figures. Everything in your surroundings is just gorgeous, Ghent is a city not to miss, having dinner in the places near the bridge is just very romantic!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The view from here is 360- degree panorama. The waterway in front of you - now chokers with tourist-laden boats - belie the fact that the confluence of the two rivers was the city's busy harbour. Lining the embankment on the right are several ornately decorated guild houses which were formally the meeting halls for seamen or corn traders. Straight... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a lovely old bridge crossing over the river and alongside some lovely old buildings, When lit up at night, it takes a great photo.

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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

From this bridge there is a fine view of the small port area of Graslei, with its impressive houses and pretty coffee venues.

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uk
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you want a good photograph of Ghents skyline of towers, cross this bridge and then turn round - its hard to beat

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