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“Cool respite in a pretty cathedral ”

St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)
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Ranked #4 of 185 things to do in Ghent
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here late in the afternoon and was pleasantly suprised at how much cooler it was in here. Lovely stained glass. Beautiful inside. Some famous artworks. Make sure you go underneath to look at more relics & religious pieces. ** also a temporary display of an amazing whale skeleton restored from being washed up on the shores in Belgium

Thank WessandCorinne
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful, a wonderful building. Takes around an hour to really see it all.well worth a visit.

Thank gazmaz25
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was quite disappointed to see a copy and to pay 4,0 euro and only have a glimpse o,n the painting because there were at least 2à people in the small room. Only afterwards I heard that the restauration was done 3 miles further in the Citadel park.

Thank tikki2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral is certainly very large. It has some spectacular elements although a bit dark for my taste
Worth getting the paper guide (20c at entrance when we went) to explain what various bits are.

Thank JoeFLondon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our main reason for visiting Ghent was to see the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. It is located in an alcove of St. Bavo's cathedral, one of the most ornate churches I have ever been in. It is in a special alcove rather than over the altar because it is undergoing restoration. It is a good idea to learn about the history of this painting before you see it so that you understand what you are looking at - otherwise you will see it as just another art work from the Middle Ages.

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