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Address: Ghent 9000, Belgium

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Some Green in the Stone City

This is a very nice park to walk around in and enjoy some nature while not having to leave the city. Two of Ghent's art museums are located here too so you can hit 3 birds with 1... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Sydney H
Bruges, Belgium
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good place for your exercise/ picnics or just to spend the day reading something. its located close to the St. Peters railway station - about five minutes walk from there.

Thank Mahesh M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a notorious place for muggers and as a meeting place for gay men. My 90-year-old godmother was robbed here. Be very careful when walking around here.

Thank ProfessorCalculus
Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a very nice park to walk around in and enjoy some nature while not having to leave the city. Two of Ghent's art museums are located here too so you can hit 3 birds with 1 stone.

Thank Sydney H
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The pond is back! Due to an unknown reason the water in the pond kept disappearing and they finally managed to find the cause and fix it. Don't visit this parc by night as there are obcsure people walking around, you will not feel safe but during the day enjoy the parc, it is really worth visiting.

Thank Ankie D
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Citadel Park appears to have once been grand, but now shows signs of neglect from years of disrepair. Dogs seem to be its most popular visitor with owners in tow. There's also the distressing sound of barking coming from a building near the lake. Both my wife and I felt a creepy vibe in the park, so i wouldn't recommend... More 

Thank Marthapel
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

In the Summer you can relax form the huslte and bustle of the city center. It is next to the SMAK museum and Museum of Fine Arts so it is a good combination. If you have kids, they will love running on the grass and enjoy life. At night however you should take care in the park as some people... More 

Thank Knarf_from_Gent
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I love the parks, sitting under a tree listening to the sound of nature. I also like to Take pictures, it's a really lovely place, one of my favorite in Gand. Next to it you can find the S.M.A.K. Museum.

Thank ClavCla
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Citadel Park is a wooded rural park situated east of Ghent Sint-Pieters rail station, a couple miles south of the old town of Ghent. You can walk there in 20-30 minutes from the city centre or take a Tram if you are familiar with the routes. It is a convenient park to visit if you intend to spend time at... More 

Thank BradJill
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

this place located not far from Ghent-St. Pieters station. Me and my friends visited this place on the way to the city center. The park is quite big with a lot of sculpture. We're here on Saturday, a lot of families and kids picnic here.

Thank arizka2
De Haan, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

It is indeed a real park , well kept but some people told me to stay away after 8 pm because of strange people in the bushes.. Some cameras and more streetlights can do miracles.

Thank tikki2015

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