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“Great cathedral” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)
Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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“Great cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Medieval gothic cathedral over towering the city centre of Ghent. In here the proud of Ghent 'The Ghent Alterpiece' or the 'Adoration of the Mystic Lamb' by van Eyck can be visitied. If there's only one thing you'll see while visiting Ghent: make sure it's this.

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“under renovation but still worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The front part of the church is under renovation which means there is scaffolding everywhere and you cannot really see the exterior of the Cathedral. Also the Adoration of the Lamb is under renovation so you can only see parts of it but it is well worth the visit. The fee of 4 EU also covers the fee of the audioguide which is well done and informative. A must see.

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“A must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The cathedral on its own would be worth visiting, without the Adoration of the Lambs altarpiece, but because of the altarpiece it is the highlight of Ghent. It’s worth the 4 euros to see and has a very good audio guide. Afterwards you can go to the Fine Arts museum to see the panels from it that are being restored there.

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“Sensational Van Eyck altarpiece”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Went to see the altarpiece. We weren't disappointed. The audioguide gives an interesting art historical commentary.

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“Under renovation :(”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

The front tower is under renovation which means there is scaffolding everywhere. Also the Adoration of the Lamb is also under renovation so you can only see parts of it (if you want to pay 4 euros).

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