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Address: Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
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Beautiful church and Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

To enter the church free and it is beautiful and massive. I am not sure I have been in a church so large. It cost €4 to see the famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb kept in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

This is a big building with a very interesting, architectural style, where the church tower is in the middle of the building, rather than at one end.The interiors are beautiful but slightly worn.Entry is free and therefore, it is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

When you take pictures of this tower it looks like it is rendered on computer and inserted into photo:) But no, it is real. Amazing gothic tower...

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446 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Yeah, I've been to a ton of churches and this church ranks right up in the elite ranks. Massive awesome Gothic exterior. An artsy paradise in the interior. The scope and the grandeur are just mesmerizing. A must visit in Ghent, you cannot miss this church.

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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

To enter the church free and it is beautiful and massive. I am not sure I have been in a church so large. It cost €4 to see the famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb kept in a separate area. Once inside the room there is auto guides available so you can hear about each of the panels and the... More 

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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is a lovely church and it's great that you are allowed to take photos. The atmosphere inside is peaceful and relaxing and the architecture is lovely.

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We were really impressed with the architecture of this cathedral - you can get great views for photos looking upwards, not just around the walls. There was a lady playing the organ while we were there and this contributed to the atmosphere of the place. Alongside (can be seen from the interior of the church) was an antique fair -... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

A must visit when in Belgium. To see the painting of Van Ecke brothers. Adoration of the Mystic lamb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I Love Catherdrals in any form and shape and religion. It is beautiful inside and so quiet. You can hear the soft calming church music when you go in. I liked also that it is permitted to take pictures. No restrictions like the other cathedral which is under rennovation. I love the paintings, the alter and whole feel of a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Although 'in the shadow' of St Bavo's cathedral, this is another of the oldest buildings in Ghent and well worth a visit for the wonderful architecture, art and inspiration.

Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This church is so far the one with the most impressive architectural work I've seen. It is simply astonishing. Unfortunately there are some works in progress on the inside so some parts are not accessible but still definitely worth a visit!


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