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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

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Address: Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 9 225 16 26
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Beautiful Cathedral

Absolutely beautiful Cathedral, so much to view in side, pulpit is amazing construction. Largest painting ever produced , which has been stolen many times

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful Cathedral, so much to view in side, pulpit is amazing construction. Largest painting ever produced , which has been stolen many times

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After watching the "Monument Men", we wanted to see first hand the "Mystic Lamb" alterpiece. Take note, this attraction only accepts cash, and it was worth the extra walk to visit the ATM. This is a beautiful Gothic church and we very much enjoyed the visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The outside of the cathedral has been under restoration since 2013. They expect it to take 4 years. The inside is beautiful with an impressive number of art treasures. Unfortunately I did not have time to see the "Mystic Lamb" altarpiece. Good excuse for returning some day.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was by far my favorite church in Ghent. I do like the Gothic churches. Don't miss the adoration of the mystical lamb. It is off to the right I think once you enter the church. You do need to pay 4 euros to get in there but the audioguide is free and definitely use it as it explains the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice Cathedral full of fabulous artworks including the "Mystic Lamb" alterpiece. Its built in the gothic style so is beautiful inside and out. Ghent is a lovely place to visit, easy for walking and soaking up European culture and this Cathedral is well worth a visit.

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wen you enter the cathedral it's like a majestic feeling you get. Very beautiful windows and paintings down below you have the crypt where the most perfect painting in the world hangs the Lamb of God the most impressive work I every seen. At the front of the cathedral you can look at the building from the terraces or you... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit Ghent and St. Bavo's Cathedral is a must. The carvings, the Statues, the Altar are breath-taking. The Altar Screen is a medieval work of art. The Tower is a landmark and is visible from most parts pf the City. Well worth visiting and admiring. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main reason people go is to see the "Mystic Lamb" paining which was exquisite. However, the church is magnificent, with vaulted ceilings, hidden masterpieces by artists such as Rubens, and a fascinating crypt room in the cellar.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building in it's own right, home to the stunning van Eyck (Ghent) altarpiece - not to be missed. Entry to the cathedral is free, four euros to see the painting, worth every cent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has the most stunning altarpiece ever. It costs extra to see that but it's well-worth it with detailed audio-guide. The church itself is a masterpiece of art and sculpture as well. Definitely make sure you go visit this place if you have the chance.

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