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St James' Church

Bij Sint-Jacobs, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 25 26
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One of the oldest churches with little cafe and lots of cultural events

This old church, expanded through the ages, is well worth a visit, if it is open. But as it belongs... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
One of the oldest churches

St James Church is one of the oldest churches in Ghent, it has two beautiful towers in Romanesque... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Evergem, Belgium
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  • Poor2%
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Bij Sint-Jacobs, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 25 26

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This old church, expanded through the ages, is well worth a visit, if it is open. But as it belongs now to the "open kerken" it is now regularly open to visitors. Inside there are the graves (or rather memorials) for jan Palfijn, who is...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

St James Church is one of the oldest churches in Ghent, it has two beautiful towers in Romanesque architecture. The place around this church is also famous for the antique market you can find here on fridays, saturdays and sundays. This is also known as...More

Thank HugoColle
Reviewed 17 March 2017

again another in Europe, i live right next to the church when i was there. nice view from my windows and it was quite.

Thank HuyenNP
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Saint James or Sint Jacob is the same church, A beautiful church inside and out. Its design is Romanesque in the medieval era. It is a catholic church in Ghent.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This church is quite large and has as it's main feature it's two large steeples to the front. I only saw it from the outside but it is open at the weekends to go inside.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Why for travelers? Because this church was built in 1093 and consecrated to Saint James (Santjago). Most likely, the construction work had to do with the arrival of pilgrims during their journey on the Camino de Santiago. They were called first tourists. The crusaders were...More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 18 August 2016

It is out of the way and after all the big churches in the center this will not be in almost anyone list. But this is a big mistake, it is an old church older than the others and the stile is not something common...More

1  Thank thor2705
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Worth walking to. The church is very typical of the dutch/Flemish style with vast open spaces inside. There is a flea market around the outside on certain days of the week.

Thank peter_the_traveller4
Reviewed 13 May 2016

its even before the Gothic architecture churches its really old , but looks really nice didn't go inside as it was closed

Thank Sharkawy55
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I bought a large tartan pure wool blanket for 5 euros here, and a brutalist style German vase for 10 euros. I visited the flea market over three days, every morning Friday, saturday and Sunday. The stalls are the same. As you would expect, all...More

Thank Jane J
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