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“Great concert hall in a beatiful surrounding”

Bijloke Music Centre
Ranked #71 of 176 things to do in Ghent
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Ghent, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great concert hall in a beatiful surrounding”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

This old hospital contains the main concert hall for classical music in Gent. The old building are surrounded by modern architecture (on of the building is containing the STAM - city museum) making it one of the nicest concert halls i've ever visited.

Visited April 2013
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Dunkirk, France
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Medieval hospital surrounded by subtle recent architecture: a great place to spoil your ears.”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Ghent is a city of concert halls. This is probably the oldest one as it dates from the 13th century. For centuries it was a hospital, but two decades ago the hall became a concert hall. Most of the programming is classical music, but there's also jazz and world music inside. Check their site if you want to put some culture in your Ghent stay.

One annoying thing however, the main hall has a draught inside. If you are sensible to that, bring something with you to protect yourself.

Visited September 2012
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“Classical music & jazz in a wonderful historical setting, lovely quiet gardens”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

The music is great, the building is breathtaking. Quality entertainment in a wonderful setting. Enjoy classical music (from the west but also from other cultures) and jazz.

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Barcelona, Spain
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69 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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“A musical hospital”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Forget about 21st century designer concert halls. Ghent transformed a medieval hospital into a modern concert room.
And if you get bored by the classical music, lift up your head for the fascinating skeleton roof. It will make you think of an upturned boat.

Visited March 2012
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