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Saint Nicholas Church

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Address: Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: 3292342869
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Impressive gothic church

Looks great on the outside. Gothic style church worth seeing in center of town. Spend about 45 minutes wandering in it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jason P
New York City, New York

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Gartringen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Center of attention as you enter the city center. Even more impressive once inside. Easy part of a Ghent city center walk.

Thank David K
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looks great on the outside. Gothic style church worth seeing in center of town. Spend about 45 minutes wandering in it.

Thank Jason P
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Church was under repairs so we were not able to see it properly from the inside and outside it was also covered in some parts.

Thank happyessi
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the Belfry you can see its front and its beautiful garden. The church is very impressive, and even though I didn't visit its inside and it is a definitely an important spot if you are visiting Ghent.

Thank FatimahMachado
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic church to visit! Very atmospheric to walk around,pray or stop & listen to the background singing at the altar. There is no charge to enter & it is well worth spending an hour inside!

Thank 380pb
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Nice cathedral. Beautiful stained glass, paintings and artifacts. Jan van Eyck's famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, better known as the Ghent Altarpiece of 1432 is on display for 4 euro.

Thank Carlo d
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The church is quite traditional and well maintained. The location is near the train station and hence convenient.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

There are several beautiful churches in Ghent and this is one of them. It was a lovely church and we were lucky enough to visit while there was an organ practice taking place. It was just nice to sit and listen and look at the beautiful surroundings.

Thank travelgirl201077
Burnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

There are lots of churches and places to be seen in Ghent, however this one is a must!!! Take your time to wonder around and process all the history behind this gem!!! The special church architecture not to be missed!!!

Thank Rubens S
Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This 13th-century church of Gothic construction is a lovely structure and is worth the time to appreciate if you have an interest in this type of site at all. The outside is massive and has several architectural nuances that are interesting, especially on the east side of the building. But the artwork and religious symbolism on the inside is what... More 

Thank Debbie K

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