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Ghent Sights

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Ranked #1 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Tours
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Ranked #2 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Specialty Museums
This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
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Ranked #6 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Castles; History Museums
The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Ranked #7 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Theaters; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old monument in the heart of Ghent. Since 1982, we... more » Owner description: Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old monument in the heart of Ghent. Since 1982, we have been offering countless cultural events like concerts, podium performances, parties, book presentations, debates... Vooruit is a significant meeting place for a very diverse public. Contributing to this is our popular Cafe with patio, where anyone can come enjoy a (vegetarian) meal or drink, meet for a chat, or catch up on some work. « less
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Ranked #8 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks

Located south of one of Ghent's most admired attractions, the Sint-Michielshelling (or St Michael's Bridge) this church merits a visit too. The tower wasn't completed and is now... more »

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Ranked #14 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Castles; Landmarks

The castle of Laarne is one of the best preserved moated castles in Belgium. It was built in the 12th and 13th century as a feudal castle with a square keep, back round towers... more »

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Ranked #15 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks

The Van Eyck Swimming Pool is the oldest covered swimming pool of Belgium. It dates from 1886 but was restyled in the thirties of last century, receiving a fashionable art deco... more »

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Ranked #17 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

The busiest railway station of Flanders with over 45000 users a day has more to offer.  The magnificent building was built in the early 20th century to attend in style the... more »

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Ranked #18 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks

Although the Bij Sint Jacobs Square in front of the church is still nothing more than an ordinary parking spot, this is the right place to admire the two towered St James' Church... more »

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Ranked #19 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

St. Bavo's Abbey is the oldest building of Ghent, located east of the center and in the heart of the Macharius Quarter. It's ruins, together with the ones of the Spanish Castle... more »

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Ranked #20 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Ghent has always been an ever-evolving city.  So, it has a few not so old monuments.  The Ghent University Tower of Books is one of these.  It's a late art deco skyscraper... more »

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Ranked #25 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks

The Western Cemetery (Westerbegraafpla... is the most import one out of 18 Ghent cemeteries. It's a landscaped garden inaugurated in 1873 and was the first neutral cemetery that... more »

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Ranked #26 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Civic Centers; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

While most Belgian and Dutch cities have only one beguinage, Ghent is the exception with three of them! The Grand Beguinage Saint-Elisabeth is located west of the center... more »

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Ranked #29 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

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Ranked #30 of 51 Sights & Landmarks in Ghent
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks

The 'Geeraard De Duivelsteen' is a 13th century castle in Ghent.  It houses now the national archives.  Only the reading room can be visited.  But maybe, with the upcoming... more »

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