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Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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Tips from locals

September 17, 2019
The adoration of the Mystic Lamb.
May 14, 2019
Together with the Belfry and the Saint Nicholas church, it's part of "The 3 towers of Gent" skyline. A visit inside is worthwhile because the famous "Lam Gods" painting is located in the cellar. It's a master piece of the Flemish Primitives brothers Van Eyck and still hot topic nowadays. Disovering…
February 08, 2019
On the eastern side of Sint-Baafsplein stands the Cathedral of St. Bavo, a majestic building of brick and granite with a Romanesque crypt of its predecessor, Sint-Jans church. Charles V gave the cathedral its present name after he destroyed the old one to build a fortress. The High Gothic cathedral…
November 20, 2018
Home of the world famous 'Lam Gods'. A painting of the brothers van Eyck, from 1432. 18 panels of art. Must see.
April 20, 2018
One of the 3 famous towers that mark the Ghent skyline

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“The main emphasis of the collection here is painting covering the 15th to 20th centuries. The central hall adjoining the entrance hall has eight fine Brussels wall tapestries: three with motifs from the story of Darius (17th century) and five with the theme "Triumph of the Gods" (1717).”
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“you need to make a reservation. If you want to give yourself a treat, you should go to Aqua Azul. This sauna center is housed in a really beautiful late art nouveau house. ”
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Gent, Vlaams Gewest 9000
Phone09 269 20 45
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM