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Pretty good

Working abbey with its church alongside. Keen to show off its history including a small museum... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
david n
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Quirky

We were recommended this Church from family who also recommended the Alison tour. Yes this is a... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
SFuller31
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Working abbey with its church alongside. Keen to show off its history including a small museum / room but the info is all in Flemish. Gardens are tranquil with fruit trees, herbs & even a vineyard ! Abbey looks stunning at night as it is...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this Church from family who also recommended the Alison tour. Yes this is a bit out of the way, but go the right way and there are plenty of shops to look at along the way. The Alison tour only cost 4EU...More

Thank SFuller31
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The audio tour (Alison) is quite bizarre. It doesn’t really say anything much about the building, though it does talk a little about the 18th-19th century history of the abbey. Mostly it is a long, long story about a monk’s suicide told by a fictitious...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Beautiful church with glorious interiors. It is massive. Dont forget to check out the vineyard and garden behind it. It is away from the centre, but worth the visit.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We took the "Alison" audio tour, which was really interesting and only slightly over-acted! The highlight was going into the church, where the tour goes up the back of the organ and you get an awesome view of the church from a balcony. Not to...More

Thank andydC9459FW
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Not directly in the city centre this abbey and the church besides is maybe not an obvious choice when you visit Gent. But this place is so worth to visit! The Saint Peters abbey is the earliest abbey in Gent and has a very long...More

Thank furaha1nl
Reviewed March 31, 2017

can spend about an hour here looking at the old church building. its a good idea to read up about the history and significance of the place before visiting

Thank MaheshM1105
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We took the video guided tour of the abbey called Alison, The Secret of the fallen angel. The duration was approximately 90 minutes. The virtual guide on duty is a certain monk with Scottish roots (yes, really!) who lived in the 18th century. The guide...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Due to time constraints I only got to see the abbey from the outside. You can see it at it's best from a distance as you walk towards it and you can get some lovely photos from the nearby bridge. You must also see the...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Beautiful church with a lovely garden with fruit trees. Wonderful place for a picknick on a sunny day. Adjacent to Wereld van Kina museum, 3 minute walk from Kinepolis cinema, 5 min walk from SMAK Museum and fine arts museum in Citadel Park.

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