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Saint Nicholas Church

Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
+32 9 234 28 69
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
+32 9 234 28 69
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the three towers of the skyline of Gent. Construction started at +/- 1300 financed by the rich traders that surrounded the compound.

Thank patrickvermassen
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visited this church, almost halve of it was closed to the public for renovation works. The part that remained open suffered under the works, scaffolding, construction material in the passages, etc. I will need to go back when it is restored in it's...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent church !! Serene and peaceful!! I love visiting churches in different countries and I always light a candle for our loved ones in heaven !!

Thank Mrsloco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked into the church the organist was practicing and it was among the most beautiful mudicsl sounds I 've heard. The organ was built by the famous French 19th century organ builder Cavaille'-Coll. You will also find there fine art by Nicolas de...More

Thank Constant_Discovery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning building with much signs of repair and renovation. During the time we were there, the organ was being played which greatly added to our enjoyment. It makes an interesting contrast with the nearby Saint Bavo's Cathedral

Thank Alasdair G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is a lovely church......not my favourite in Ghent but still very nice....the exterior is stunning with it pointed turrets....it's interior is quite nice and does have some lovely painting.....entry is free and it's worthwhile ......after all ,you won't miss it

Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

It's got the size and general grandeur befitting a once-powerful city but the notable things about this church are the exposed brick, which I haven't seen much of in Europe, and the incredibly fancy pulpit depicting the garden of eden. There are also fancy tombs...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Church of St Nicholas was built using both blue limestone and yellow sandstone. The blue limestone is the oldest part of the church and this material was expensive. It was built when Ghent had rich resources. The yellow sandstone is the newer part of...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a lovely place to wander into and spend some quiet time. It celebrates the miraculous rescue by St Nicholas of three boys, who were being pickled after their death.

Thank FirenzeMamma
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Saint Nicholas Church is part of the 3 buildings creating the Three Towers of Ghent . Not as big and rich as the Cathedral , it is still an impressive and beautiful building ! No entrance fee !

Thank belleretraite
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