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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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It is incredible that so much of this was built hundreds of years ago, the craftsmanship is outstanding.

Outstanding, free, but Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is 4 Euros, and the little chapel may be packed. I prefered the Ruben's

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding, free, but Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is 4 Euros, and the little chapel may be packed. I prefered the Ruben's

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cathedral helps cement the fact that back in the day Ghent was the power house of Europe (tied with Paris). Amazing architecture and art inside. Its free to peak inside and appreciate.

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Halle, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definately worth a visit, the entry is free. You only have to pay if you want to see the Mystic Lamb, it's 4 euro's, but it's a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lamb of God, "Ghent Altarpiece" is here - pay the 4 Euro ticket price to see one of the world's most famous paintings. As an artist, it is not to be missed and the audio guide is a must. It's slowly being restored, but respectfully so. The Cathedral has beautiful architecture and it's located within easy walking distance of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mystic Lamb is extremely worth the 4€. Do the audio your, very informative. The church isn't the greatest, I've seen many better ones throughout Europe, but regardless it is beautiful. See the Lamb!!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Van Eyk triptik of course. Now after restoration it's even more impressive than when i last saw it many years ago. Very fortunately the opening concert of the Ghent festival was to be held that night. Got a ticket - Mahler in the cathedral - what a delight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited when there were no crowds. I enjoyed the free headphones describing the retable of the Holy Lamb. It was not expensive (about 5 euros). It seems foolish to go the cathedral without seeing the art. Michelin calls it a masterpiece of N. European art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral itself is very beautiful and impressive but of course its main claim to fame is The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, a masterpiece in painting. That's where you can be disappointed. The painting, parts of which are being restored elsewhere, is behind glass in a smallish side room. This room, for which admission is charged, can get very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this gorgeous church yesterday. The beauty of it was awe inspiring. It should be visited by everyone who comes to Ghent. It is spiritually moving to be in there and I wish I could have attended there during mass. Their gift shop was nice and I did buy a couple of religious items. What a shame not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A no brainer to visit since the Lamb of the Van Eyck brothers mistifies every watcher here. The real centerpoint of the city.

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