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Travel to the Belgian City Ghent

The compact, authentic city of Ghent is where you will find how the past coexists with present. While strolling round the city you will certainly travel through time. Filled with theatre, film, visual arts, and music Ghent can be appropriately called a cultural city. Located in the centre of Flanders, Ghent is the perfect place to begin with while exploring the Flemish Cities.

Ghent Map

Ghent Map

Belgian City Ghent

Belgian City Ghent

When it comes to artistic masterpieces, you should not miss the majestic Ghent Altarpiece created by the famous Van Eyck brothers. A work of art from the medieval ages, the altarpiece consisting of 12 panels features some amazing details. Head to the Tourist Information Centre to participate in a guided walking tour or explore the principal attractions by boat. The guides will help you in understanding the history of the city with little narratives.

Ghent Altarpiece

Ghent Altarpiece

Symbolizing independence of Ghent stands the 91-meter-tall Belfry, one of the medieval towers overlooking the city centre. The other two notable medieval towers in the city belong to the Saint Nicholas’ Church and St Bavo Cathedral. Take the arduous walk up to the top of the Belfry of Ghent to experience an outstanding view of Ghent. To feel the city vibe, you need to visit the medieval port region of Graslei and Korenlei. The place features numerous historical buildings including the Het Spijker, Guild House of Free Sailors, and the Cooremetershuys, which will remind you about the economic growth of the city.

Belfry

Belfry

Graslei

Graslei

Korenlei

Korenlei

Saint Nicholas’ Church

Saint Nicholas’ Church

St Bavo Cathedral

St Bavo Cathedral

While in Ghent, you should not miss the unique experience at the Castle of the Counts, an impressive medieval fortress that features historic halls, dungeons, a torture museum, and wells of oblivion. You can climb up the stairs to the top of the fortress, also called the Gravensteen, to feel like the noblemen of the medieval ages. Visit the Citadelpark to enjoy its scenic natural surroundings, as well as to explore the two notable museums – the S.M.A.K. and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

Citadel Park

Citadel Park

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Stroll along the medieval alleys of the Patershol quarter, one of the finest neighborhoods in the city. The place is filled with quality restaurants that serve traditional Flemish, Japanese, and Thai foods.

Patershol Quarter

Patershol Quarter

Therefore, Ghent is a European city you should not miss.

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