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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

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Address: Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 225 16 26
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Must See the Van Eyck

Just to see the fantastic paintings of the Lamb and the impressive restoration of the Panels is worth the visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just to see the fantastic paintings of the Lamb and the impressive restoration of the Panels is worth the visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found the building itself more interesting from outside than from inside. I personally do not like when baroque style dominates in an older cathedral.. but this is my problem. Most of the windows are not original either. Focus on the famous altarpiece, spend there at least an hour and you will not be disappointed. Entry fee: EUR4

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Without doubt, one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen, especially inside. Wherever you turn there is something to admire. People come mainly for the Van Eyck altarpiece (which I actually found a little underwhelming) but there is so much more to admire, and everything other than the Van Eyck is free to see. There's an extensive crypt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Church itself is fabulous - the sculptures are amazing. The items in the lower level are wonderful to see. And of course there is the altarpiece. We arrived and the altarpiece was in the closed position which gave you the ability to see what it would have looked like on most days within the church. On the hour when... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a person who like to visit churches, I must say it is one of the most beautiful cathedral I ever visit. The entrance is for free. If you like to meditate or oray there is a special room when you will feel this peace vibes. This place is the one you should go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On guided visit from our cruise ship, loved the Cathedral and we also saw the Holy lamb relic. We want to return to Ghent and have more time here, the Cathedral has a lot of interesting points to view.

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Ravenna, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral has quite a few museum quality paintings and sculptures. The van Eyk altarpiece is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Church, home of the Ghent Alterpiece,,beautiful interior,Peter Paul Rubens painting,lower level crypt very interesting with historical info dating back to 1100,s,quite amazing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cathedral, the ghent altarpiece is the jewell though. €4 / person to see it but in my opinion well worth it. Also worth watching the film Monuments Men, to see the extent people went to too keep this out of Nazi hands during the war. Good !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral dominates the surrounding area and is just as impressive inside as out, with high ceilings and detailed stained glass windows. We visited near Christmas so the interior was particularly beautifully decorated.

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