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Address: Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
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Beautiful gorgeous church. Well worth the visit, as it was not nearly as crowded as St Bavo's. Beautiful interior. The altar was very beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Keedysville, Maryland, United States

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Keedysville, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gorgeous church. Well worth the visit, as it was not nearly as crowded as St Bavo's. Beautiful interior. The altar was very beautiful.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Do not miss walking around the main Altar. The back of this altar is awesome! Admire the ornate pulpit and the chapels.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It's absolutely beautiful. I was surprised to find this better than the others I'd visited in Bruges and Brussels but it knocked spots off them all! The pulpit is amazing, the whole place is amazing! The crypt is in brilliant condition and displays a lot of interesting pieces and the original wall paintings from the first building that was there... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 875 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Walking through the old town streets the Saint Nicholas church it's one of those attractions impossible to miss. During my stay in town I had the chance to stand right in front of it, watching it from outside, picture it, and admire the marvelous gothic style ... Unfortunately I could not get inside that day, there was a private gathering... More 

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harrasedmum54
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited on a really hot day but the church was really quiet and peaceful and cool. I enjoyed it more than the cathedral as i was able to just walk around in peace and soak up the atmosphere. worth a visit

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

No extraordinary church, compared to some other famous, European ones, but still worth a visit. Beautiful altar piece and paintings. Free entrance.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were in awe of this church, beautiful inside and with a very impressive tall tower. Almost unbelievable to consider this was all built so long ago and with no modern tools. Entrance is free, there are booklets with history about the church to read for free or to purchase for a small fee and a PC with information about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Walked in and was awed by the wonderful church interiors. Imagine when the entire place was still in full use with the service going on! The crypt at the left side of the Church will show the original church with some of its posts still standing from the 12th century!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Another mighty impressive church in Ghent. St Nicholas is an impressive building with it's tall square tower and great tall windows. A small piece of green outside can be used for lounging and don't forget to check out the bell.

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I didn't go in, but this church is stunning from the outside. The entire area is great to spend time in! It's not as touristy as nearby Bruges or Brussels but it's just as beautiful (if not more). The city as a whole is super charming!

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Additional Information about Saint Nicholas Church

Address: Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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