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St. Michael's Bridge

Ranked #3 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Frillesas, Sweden
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Except that standing on the middle of the bridge offers a nice photo shot of the canal and town, didn't find this very exciting.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to have fabulous weather when we visited Gent for a three-day stay. The view from the bridge is stunning and for a moment we thought that we were in Venice, not Gent. Lots of pleasure boats on the water, happy faces, people in cafes.... The atmosphere around the bridge was vibrant and young, with lots of young... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We could see this bridge from our hotel and walked over it numerous times. It's another beautiful sight within Ghent!

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

On the edge of the Graslei area, Good view of the 3 towers of Gent (2 cathedrals and the Belfry). Nice photo opps in the evening as the Graslei area is all lit up!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We spent the time to review the Ghent Altarpiece in detail -- exceptional way to see it up close and really learn the history and what's behind it. Also fun to watch Monument's Men before you go!

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quebec
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a beautiful point to see the city don't forget your camera. It is a great place to see the churches and during the music vest to see one of the music stages

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Ghent, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

From here you get a great view on the left side of the bridge of the Korenlei and Graslei. These are the 2 streets on either side of the river where during the Summer everybody comes to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine. You get a great view of the old Post building with the huge clock and... More

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Milton Keynes, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Bringyour camera here, especially at night, for beautiful shots of the Graslei and Korenlei with the Castle as the backdrop. stunning.

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Melbourne, Australia
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146 helpful votes 146 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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6 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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