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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 16 26
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Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 16 26
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It all depends on how much you have seen before. Belgium has a lot of impressive mediaeval cathedrals. If you have been to Brugge or Brussels or some other city and visited its cathedrals and mediaeval cathedrals are not your cup of tea you can...More

Thank MonikaKhan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gothic splendor with great artwork, if you only go for the Van Eyck altarpiece (4 euro to enter viewing room) its worth the trip. Many different architectural styles mixed in.

Thank jaskapt
Reviewed 3 days ago

This cathedral is full of beautiful art and architecture. Several different "rooms" to explore, including the crypt. The Ghent Altarpiece (Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) is housed here, costs 4 euros to view, but definitely worth seeing this 15th century piece of art! It wasn't...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I normally am not a fan of visiting churches however this one really struck me. There is so many artefacts and art pieces and just the sheer size of this church is worth stepping inside. You can pay to see the Adoration or the Lamb...More

Thank lvanclief
Reviewed 5 days ago

As local I can only advise you to visit this Cathedral. Don't forget to visit the world famous painting 'Het Lam Gods' (The addoration of the lamb). First inform if it is present because of restauration works (taking some years).

Thank patrickvermassen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ghent's St. Bavo' Cathedral is a massive Gothic building located in the centre of the city. It has a somewhat unimpressive exterior with its mixture of Romanesque, Gothic & Baroque architecture. However the interior is impressive & filled with priceless works of art, paintings &...More

1  Thank Gregory O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit to see this grand cathedral dripping with history. The interior spaces are massive with soaring ceilings, sculpture, and paintings.

Thank Peru77
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visited, van Eyck's Adoration of the Lamb was being restored. Even without that, though, the cathedral is breathtaking—both the architecture itself and the works of art that adorn it. And despite the visitors, it's a bastion of tranquility when you take a seat...More

Thank athenaaugie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The St-Baafs cathedral is truly one of the highlights of visiting Gent. Beside it's architectural importance the cathedral also is home to some great art (not only the lamb god's). Don't forget to visit the crypt, a small museum in itself. When we were there...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is a must see for every tourist, especially for the famous painting of The Van Eyck-brothers that you can find in there, the Lamb of God. They are restorating it, but some finished parts you can see already ... it's really amazing what...More

Thank 642krish
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April 2, 2017|
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Response from David7478 | Reviewed this property |
about 55km or so and I would advise using the train as Ghent is a busy town with lots of pedestrian traffic and cyclists. hope this helps.
February 13, 2016|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that the altarpiece will not be fully restored until 2017. As the other respondents have said, you pay a fee to go into a small, crowded chapel at the back of the cathedral to see the altarpiece behind... More
Anastasia L
June 3, 2015|
Response from HermesMSafiri | Reviewed this property |
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