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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
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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nice structure

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Gent city centre is loaded with great pristine churches. Saint Nicholas is on the far end of the city centere near the belfry. There is a great pamphlet to find in any of the churches that has a history of all the churches in the area.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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