Saint Anne's Church

Saint Anne's Church, Ghent

Saint Anne's Church
3.5

3.5
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HugoColle
Evergem, Belgium894 contributions
For sale or rent
Jul 2018 • Solo
An impressive church on the outside with different styles, its renovated on the outside. Only can be visited when theres a ceremony. The church is put on the market for rent or for sale...
Written August 20, 2018
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jordanellie41
Bolton, UK836 contributions
LOVELY LOOKING CHURCH BUT AGAIN ONE THAT WASN'T OPEN
Feb 2017 • Solo
This church looks very grand and is set on a major roundabout in the city. It has a little park opposite where you can get some good photos of it's white fascia, little sculptures, pillars and giant central window. Unfortunately this was yet another church I went to visit that was not open to go inside.
Written February 21, 2017
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,259 contributions
Right out
Oct 2016 • Couples
Nice church right out of the city. Beautiful above all in the facade, its grey/white colour is charming and unique. Go and find it.
Written October 28, 2016
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Marc Derveeuw
Maseru, Lesotho334 contributions
Try to go there, but not always open
Jul 2015 • Family
The church was protected in 1980 as a monument and the whole area ( St Anna Plein ) is considered as a cityscape.

Not that old. The church was designed in 1851 by Louis Roelandt and was build in a simplified form by Jacques Van Hoecke. Construction began in 1853 and on June 12, 1866 the unfinished St. Anne's Church was solemnly consecrated by the Bishop of Ghent, Hendrik-French Bracq. The church replaced the old St. Anna chapel from 1644 in the Lange Violettestraat, but was never completed. So there was originally on the west side features of a tower. It is the most important building in Ghent in Rundbogen Stille, an eclectic style with Romanesque, Byzantine and Gothic elements.
For years neglected place, now renovated but can only be visited on certain hours. Church services will soon stop, I hope the church remains accessible for tourists.
Written November 15, 2015
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csw2013
London, UK18 contributions
My favourite Ghent church
Oct 2015 • Couples
Serendipitously the door of this church opened as we were passing. I am glad we seized the moment as it never opened again during our stay. Found out later it only opens on Saturdays around 4.30pm (but best to check). This is a nineteenth century Catholic church with a Byzantine feel. The main thing about it is its extraordinary atmosphere of stillness. We had been rather overwhelmed by the Saturday crowds of Ghent's city centre and were tired after the journey from London to Ghent, but we left the church feeling deeply refreshed. I have rarely known a church to have such a powerful effect - and my husband said the same. What a shame it does not open more often. A gem that most tourists miss.
Written October 27, 2015
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