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St Michael s Church

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Address: Sint-Michielsplein | Open from 14.00 to 17.00 only, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 234 28 69

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VAST CHURCH SADLY NOT OPEN IN WINTER TIME

As this is a must see attraction in the heart of Ghent I find it hard to believe that it wasn't open during the winter. It stands high and proud alongside the canal and St... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
jordanellie41
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Bolton, United Kingdom

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful Church situated alongside the canal and close to St Michaels Bridge. Constructed from grey sandstone, typical of the area, it is recognised as a Roman Catholic church. Original construction is thought to date back to 1105 although two fires in the twelfth century razed it to the ground. The existing building was probably started sometime in the fifteenth... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

As this is a must see attraction in the heart of Ghent I find it hard to believe that it wasn't open during the winter. It stands high and proud alongside the canal and St Michael's Bridge and is a colossus from the outside. Such a shame I didn't get to go inside too.

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Its a must visit place. I loved it. So much to see and people are so friendly. with much history in the walls.

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Thank Moe H
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

One of the best churches of the city. Made from grey stone, it's made in the classical style of Flanders and even if not very unique still you will appreciate it a lot. Come and make a visit.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

As other reviewers have mentioned, this church has a pretty, beautiful interior that is not as gloomy or gothic as the interior of the cathedral. Lovely stained glass windows and an inspiring construction. Well worth a visit. On Saturday there is a little market near the church too which is quite interesting.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Really pretty. One of the best churches in this part of the world. Well worth a visit for an hour to walk about.

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Thank Ace28065
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Like most churches of the medieval era with a gothic design this place is beautiful. Great arches/ high ceilings, beautiful paintings and statues, etc. Free to walk inside and take it all in. Plus its located right along that main historic canal.

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Thank Sydney H
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Construction started around 1440, so it is late gothic. Large windows provide clarity and a quite atmosphere. Several old masters' paintings of which one Van Dijk. I was impressed by the high vaults and the complex arches which span over two windows while crossing the nave. Free entry.

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice inside not as interesting as the other chutes around the area. I believe that the photo is a old photo of the church as it has been renovated outside looks much nicer.

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Bristol UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautifully proportioned Church with a feeling of space and airyness. Nothing forbidding or "Gothic" unlike the Cathedral or St James'. Some remarkable stained glass.

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