St Michael's Bridge
St Michael's Bridge
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,631 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stone bridge
    This is one of the larger bridges that cross Leie in downtown Ghent. Many tourists come for Instagram photo of the Belgian city's signature canal. The stone bridge itself forms a nice landscape with the river.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Noah S
    Mebane, North Carolina170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop
    We had a quick stop in Ghent, and this was one of the places we wanted to see! It’s worth the visit, as the views of the city are awesome from this bridge! I wish we had more time in Ghent, but glad we got to see this landmark before leaving!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Roberts69
    Northampton, United Kingdom18,823 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saint Michael's Bridge offers great picture opportunities in every direction.
    When in Ghent for a few hours on our way to the F1 at Spa we took a walk across St. Michael's Bridge, a monumental stone arch bridge over the River Leie built around 1909. The bridge is the work of architect Louis Cloquet. Views from the bridge are fabulous and give great tourist photo opportunities. You can see the Graslei and Korenlei with Gravensteen Castle further off. As well as the three Ghent towers: St Nicholas' Church, the Belfry of Ghent and the St. Bavo's Cathedral. It really is a great place to get a snapshot of beautiful historic Ghent (Gent). Well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 5, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This bridge was built to modernize the center before the 1913 World Expo. It helped traffic flow. Now it is graceful and a good place to come because it is in the center of many historic buildings. Everything looks good here. Lots of places to sit and drink.
Written May 7, 2023
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Worldwide Traveller
London, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a great place to grab pictures of the churches and Belfry. It's packed full during the day so I recommend you go at night. Besides, you can walk along the canal after, simply sit there and enjoy a relaxing time.
Written February 16, 2020
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
When in Ghent for a few hours on our way to the F1 at Spa we took a walk across St. Michael's Bridge, a monumental stone arch bridge over the River Leie built around 1909. The bridge is the work of architect Louis Cloquet.

Views from the bridge are fabulous and give great tourist photo opportunities. You can see the Graslei and Korenlei with Gravensteen Castle further off. As well as the three Ghent towers: St Nicholas' Church, the Belfry of Ghent and the St. Bavo's Cathedral. It really is a great place to get a snapshot of beautiful historic Ghent (Gent). Well worth a visit.
Written August 5, 2023
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO1,465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
One of the best spots for viewing the city. The views of the canal in both directions as well as the look back towards St Nicholas’ Church and the cathedral are all amazing. No doubt why this is on the list for everyone to come by here. You must come here and take some time to look all around. Stand on both sides of the bridge and look every direction, go along the promenades on both sides of the river around the bridge and just take it all in from this vantage point. Simply amazing.
Written August 9, 2022
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Noah S
Mebane, NC170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We had a quick stop in Ghent, and this was one of the places we wanted to see! It’s worth the visit, as the views of the city are awesome from this bridge! I wish we had more time in Ghent, but glad we got to see this landmark before leaving!
Written June 20, 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
The St. Michael's Bridge is a beautiful location in the city centre of Ghent where visitors are afforded lovely views and outstanding photograph opportunities.

The bridge is a three arch structure made of stone. It was erected in the early 20th-century to replace an earlier flat turnable bridge. The centre arch crosses the Leie. Side arches span across footpaths on both sides of the river. There are decorative lampposts on the bridge as well as a nice statue figure of St. Micheal slaying a serpent that is worth stopping by to enjoy.

What is most impressive about this bridge is simply its location. From the centre of the bridge, you can view down the Leie at the beautiful row of guildhalls known as Graslei and Korenlei. To the north and east you will see numerous historic buildings and landmark towers of the Historic Centre of Ghent. The views are really nice here even on poor weather days.
Written January 25, 2019
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Dorsalis
Asheville, NC, USA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
Stand on the bridge. Turn in any direction. Take a photo. It will be one of the most beautiful city photos you will ever take.
Written December 20, 2012
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
This bridge is a great place to stop for vantage views on both side of the bridge. A really great spot for taking pics.
Written November 8, 2020
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TUMBO10
Essex, UK561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Best views from here and is a key location to find the Christmas Markets in Ghent

It is located close to many attractions as Gravensteen, The Belfry aswell

Worth going to
Written December 10, 2019
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Ana B
Los Angeles, CA81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This location provides great views of the city sights and also the river. Beautiful place to stroll and enjoy the views.
Written July 27, 2019
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