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St Bavo's Abbey

Voorhoutkaai/Spanjaardstraat, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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“ruins” (7 reviews)
“trees” (5 reviews)
“pillars” (2 reviews)
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Voorhoutkaai/Spanjaardstraat, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

A group of neighbours opens and runs events in the oldest or second oldest abbey of Ghent, as well as opening the abbey every Sunday in summer. For a calender of events see: http://www.burenvandeabdij.be/kalender/ (only in Dutch). Most of the abbey is in ruins, but...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Some reviews here concern the St Bavo's Cathedral but these are 2 completely different sites. The cathedral is in the city centre and contains the Lamb of God painting (some panels are under restauration in the museum for fine arts, you can see the experts...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is an impressive building and there's a very good copy of the mystic lamb so you don't have to pay the 4 euro to see the original one (sorry, I know some people may find this unacceptable but it's just my opinion).

1  Thank Debra P
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

I loved the ruins and the vegetation growing on the walls. Not so many tourists, it was only local people walking around and relaxing on benches to admire the leftover architecture. It's ideal for a day out for couple, stroll around and have picnic food...More

1  Thank Masha H
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Undergoing restoration, not open to the public yet. We asked and were allowed inside. The best site in Ghent. Not at all touristy--yet !! Very serene and beautiful. Can spend over an hour here just walking around slowly and soaking in the ambience. Tremendous !!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was not open very often but we just happened to pass and it was open. Very peaceful place. There was no charge to go in.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

One of the most impressive buildings in the world and its interior I was god smacked with the size of the cathedral the sculptures, the wealth of religious art, the chapels, the organ, the choirs area also its treasurers its something that I will treasure...More

1  Thank Yali11
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Historicaly this is a very import site for Ghent, but there is not so much left and the ruines are not easy to visit.

1  Thank Elke_Vermeire
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

The place kindof creeped me out, but it was interesting.

1  Thank Wally2004
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Beautiful, not too big: a peaceful haven just next to the busy center

1  Thank OokAnn-Sofie
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