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Address: Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: 3292342869
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Nice example of a Gothic church

This church is right near the city center. It has a nice baroque altar. Although this was a lovely church I think I liked St. Bavo's better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
islandhopper68
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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church is right near the city center. It has a nice baroque altar. Although this was a lovely church I think I liked St. Bavo's better.

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

13th century gothic church built from blue/grey stone - very impressive building. 'very ornate towers and turrets.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saint Nicholas' Church is one of the oldest and most prominent landmarks in Ghent, Belgium. Begun in the early 13th century as a replacement for an earlier Romanesque church, construction continued through the rest of the century in the local Scheldt Gothic style (named after the nearby river). Typical of this style is the use of blue-gray stone from the... More 

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Silverdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a stop on our tour for an hour and a half. Unfortunately the Ghent Festival was on the next day so the city centre was closed to traffic and we had to walk in and this used up a lot of our time to see things. Realising this we checked out this beautiful church and were able to... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's so peacefull and quiet. Many things to see, the details, the paintings, the underground crypte...don't miss this one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky as there was a concert inside that we got to listen to. Acoustics are unbelievable. Great to look at from outside and inside. Very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly not as cavernous as St. Bavo's but just as impressive in its own way. Somewhat intimate in fact. Rather than altars scattered all over the church, Saint Nicholas' lone altar is a massive work of art. I especially liked the way outside light streamed in from the large individual pieces of stained glass above the altar and bathed it... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Spending the day in the City, you cannot ignore the towering Saint Nicholas Church and we decided that a visit was a must do in the afternoon. Apart from the outer architecture, the interior is stunning and we were surprised how warm and welcoming it felt despite the size. Indeed, because the floor was lowered during an earlier restoration it... More 

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The church of Saint Nicolas, with its characteristic central tower and smaller corner turrets, looks a picture. It epitomises the so-called Scheldt Gothic style. Construction started in the 13th century and lasted until the 15th century, but the church has needed a lot of renovation and consolidation work since. Today there is concrete in the tower. Inside the general impression... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This cathedral has some amazing photography opportunities along the outside. We did not venture inside the cathedral itself, but there was an antique market going on inside one of the rooms that was really fun to walk through!

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