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Pleasant stroll with three statues worth viewing

This is a real neighbourhood divorced from the tourist hubbub of the historic centre and worth a... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Nice part of town

Only a couple of streets big, this area contains some beautiful old-style houses that originate... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a real neighbourhood divorced from the tourist hubbub of the historic centre and worth a stroll around. The two obvious things to check out are the statues of the Emperor Charles, and the 'Noose bearer', which is related to Charles imposing his authority...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This sculpture is of the old king and is very detailed and set in a quaint garden. It took me quite a while to find it as many locals did not know of it's position either as it's set in some back streets.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was one major objective when visiting Ghent! The statue of the Noose Bearer. It took a bit of sleuthing but I was happy that I finally found it. The story goes: the citizens of Ghent were in rebellion against (Spanish) King Charles between 1540...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Need a good pair of walking shoes as the roads consists of cobble stones which is difficult to walk on quite uncomfortable too to me anyway there is some history attached to the Prinsenhof too apparently there is some restaurants too but a bit on...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Only a couple of streets big, this area contains some beautiful old-style houses that originate several centuries back. This is also the are where the castle where emporer Charles V was born. Worth a stroll.

Thank WardvV
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Sadly enough, from the site, there is only a gate that has been preserved. The rest of the buildings were all demolished in time. Prince Charles V was the one whon induced the nickname 'Stroppendragers' (Hanging rope carriers) to the people of Ghent. Being stubborn...More

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 4 April 2012

West of the center, Prinsenhof feels more like a real neighbourhood. Less tourists, few restaurants. A butcher, a local pub, a baker. Great walks along the tiny river Lieve. Of the castle of Charles V, only one gatehouse is left. His statue is on the...More

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