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Saint Nicholas Church

Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #20 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The restoration is still going on but you can visit the church. You have to see for yourselves. It's fabulous! Guido and Marlène, Gent

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Hereford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This church is in the centre of Ghent right in front of the Novotel. Beautiful stained glass windows. I went to Sunday morning Mass there and the choir of lay people, nuns and monks sang beautifully. Very nice paintings of the stations of the cross. Lots of people ignore this church and concentrate on the cathedral but it is well... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Saint Nicholas suffers from its location. As cathedrals go, it is less ornate and much more simple than many you would see on a tour of Europe, or even Belgium. What makes matters a bit more difficult, is that it is in the heart of Ghent, which is so beautiful that it makes Saint Nicholas look rather staid by contrast.... More

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Nice church with a well used and loved feel. Easy to wander round and have a look so why not. The church is in the heart of the city and part of the three towers run.

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

If you have the time and interested in one for church, this one is for free so you can enjoy it's beauty. Not a must-see.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

the first church of Saint Nicholas was built around the middle of the 11th century. The towers were design entirely in gothic style. During the French revolution the chorch was used as horse stable.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Magnificent exterior in High Gothic style, the inside of the church is not that exceptional but you might as well have a quick look inside while passing by.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The entrance is for free, In there, you will see some very nice wood carving works, specially in the altars and the statues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

As with many Medieval Gothic churches, St. Nicholas Church was built over time, in reaction to structural problems and natural disasters and so forth. But in this case, as a result of the varied building efforts focused on different parts of the church, what came about was a bit of a schizophrenic church with no singular vision uniting the whole... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This church is right next door to the Cloth tower and Belfry and St. Bavo's. I saw that the door was open as I walked by so I decided to duck inside. It's really lovely little gem. It's worth taking a look and walking around

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