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Saint Nicholas Church

Address: Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #16 of 100 Attractions in Ghent
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely inside and lit a candle for a loved one who had died recently They were also playing organ music inside,very impressive place.

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Doha, Qatar
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211 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This imposing Medieval church sits in the Ghent City Centre and is a major focal point. It was built between the 13th and 15th centuries. It is apparently built in a characteristly plain style for this area both inside and out. The church was apparently stripped of some of its interior detail during the protestant reformation but it currently has... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is one of 3-4 churches located in Ghent. They have a unique architecture from other places in Europe I've visited. It's a very interesting place. The Flemish are big on carving the faces and likeness of their Priests, Bishops, city officials, etc. both inside and outside of their buildings. There was a small very clever art display caled something... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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195 reviews 195 reviews
110 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

As it was new year's day unfortunatelly most attractions were close, but this church was the only one open. It seems to have been rebuilt and restaured many times, at least was what I could undestand from the information available on the "jurassic" computer inside. Some parts are waiting for restauration and you could see some parts of side altars... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I don't know why but i was really impressed by the architecture of this church! Really amazing building and i was sad it was closed and we could not go inside!

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Simply a stunning church! Right in the centre of Ghent and was made so much nicer as christmassy. The building inside is stunning to wonder round and take in the architecture. Its beautiful maintained and a church we recommend you visit:)

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Ontario, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've been to hundreds of historic churches around the world and this one is really high up with the ones I've been to in France. It's not allowed to take photos inside, so I was unable to photograph the breathtaking interior design of this impressive church. It's really well kept and unfortunately as of now, it's under construction/restructuring. Hopefully they... More 

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Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

An amazing cathedral, both architecture and medieval! This specific cathedral reminds me of the the Notre Dame in Paris!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
87 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Gothic church, recently restored, made of local greystone was the most dominant and important until the belfry was built. Shelde Gothic is a Flemish architectural style that mixes surviving Romanesque elements with already ruling Gothic. This impressive 13- to 15-century church holds one of "three towers of Ghent", actually the first one of them that was erected.

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Columbus
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We walked around the church and explored the inside as well - we enjoyed all of the beautiful architecture.

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