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Saint Nicholas Church

Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #16 of 114 attractions in Ghent
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Aussie
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301 reviews 301 reviews
98 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful historic town with an historic church a the centre of Ghent life in the early days. It looks grandly over the town centre that was built around it and people flock to this church to this day to give thanks for our freedom.

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Gent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

[Dear, First of all this odd message. It's strange that your e-mail invitation doesn't allow a reply, so no contact possible. This is the only possibility! see my remark: I like to comment the St. Nicolaschurch in Gent. It seems that this monument does not exist on your list “No results matched your search term”, but why should this be... More

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Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

but was closed at 19:00 and I could not walk in. My recommendation: in the summer please have longer visiting hours. Maybe next time

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Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Every other weekend there is a nice, not too large though, arts and antique market in part of this church that they are still renovating. If going on Sunday morning, you cannot enter the renovated part of the church.

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This church was a treat. Very quiet and peaceful and not too many people around We walked around and enjoyed the spiritual ambience and then sat for a bit. Beautiful interiors and the stained glass windows were spectacular.. Catching the sunlight perfectly. We recommend this church to everyone to spend a quiet, peaceful moment.

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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This church is right in the centre of town, and whilst not the largest is attractive. There were no major artifacts so far as I'm aware, but is a fine building.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The front part of the church had a flea market with some nice antiques and collectibles. We found some treasure and then ventured back out and around into another entrance which lead to the Cathedral. The little lady working in the office sold us some post cards and was so very sweet to the children. She spoke English and seemed... More

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Gaeta, Italy
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This church is free to visit. It has very plain glass windows with only 2 stained glass inside the normal windows. The church has also been divided one half is used for a flee market. Its worth a walk through.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Most of the churches in the world are having coloured glasses on the walls but direction of sun light is not very appealing in all of them. I went in to this church bit early afternoon and light was amazing every side of it. Being a photographer I enjoyed every moment in it. Its worth visiting.

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Heraklion
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

By no means is this the largest or the most spectacular cathedral that I have entered. However, this for me was a very reverent experience. There were wonderful Gregorian chants playing in the background and there was a reverent silence by all visitors. I truly enjoyed it...

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