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Address: Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One of the 3 buildings you must see in Ghent.

This church makes up the major sky line of Ghent and is a must visit. Beautiful alter pieces abound. Amazing the quality of building from these past years

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Like many of the churches in Ghent, Saint Nicholas has a collection of wonderful paintings, and stunning interior architecture. It costs nothing to visit and you can easily pass half an hour looking at the lovely interior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This church makes up the major sky line of Ghent and is a must visit. Beautiful alter pieces abound. Amazing the quality of building from these past years

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ARLINGTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Enjoyed this church much more than St. Bavo, perhaps because it felt more welcoming -- e.g. photos were allowed. The view up into the main tower was very special.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Standing in the heart of Ghent is St Nicolas Church dating back to the 13th century, St Nicolas being the patron saint of traders, the church was owned by the traders of Ghent who traded in the nearby harbour, considered to be one of the most impressive monuments in Ghent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Sensational church that looks and behaves as if it is a Cathedral like its neighbour. Really is a must see for its extarordinary scale and beautiful decor

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is located near the central tram depot in Ghent city market. The church was one of the historical one built by ship men community as described. Has good religious atmosphere and silent. One must visit during your trip to Ghent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I always enjoy joining the mass at this church because it's warm inside. Also the architecture is beautifully designed thus the light from sun can enter the colorful glasses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I can't seem to get enough photos of this church. During this past visit to Ghent we finally went inside and were as impressed with the inside as we were with the outside. I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the city. Be sure to spend a lot of time looking up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It was beautiful and massive. Art work was beautiful. Lit a candle and prayed for a little bit. very peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good structure, old building, very nice and big area to visit. The artwork on the walls are pretty impressive.

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