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St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 16 26
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Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 16 26
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When I visited, van Eyck's Adoration of the Lamb was being restored. Even without that, though, the cathedral is breathtaking—both the architecture itself and the works of art that adorn it. And despite the visitors, it's a bastion of tranquility when you take a seat...More

Thank athenaaugie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The St-Baafs cathedral is truly one of the highlights of visiting Gent. Beside it's architectural importance the cathedral also is home to some great art (not only the lamb god's). Don't forget to visit the crypt, a small museum in itself. When we were there...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is a must see for every tourist, especially for the famous painting of The Van Eyck-brothers that you can find in there, the Lamb of God. They are restorating it, but some finished parts you can see already ... it's really amazing what...More

Thank 642krish
Reviewed 1 week ago

A cathedral to be seen! Definitely worth the ticket price.The oil painting of the Van Eyck Brothers, the most famous "Lam Gods" is a piece of history that should not be missed.

Thank arina1907
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent art work !!! Grand stair case made of wood !! Just beautiful and peaceful !! Something to see ! Always enjoy learning history of churches !!

Thank Mrsloco
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a wonderfully moving experience to be able to see the 'Adoration' up close! With 20 large Panels depicting religious scenes so realistically and so filled with light, the Van Eyck brothers really elevated oil painting to new heights! The 4 Euro fee...More

Thank Jhoanna C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You just have to look into this building to be completely blown away . the sheer scale and magnificence and the richness of the interior is really something to behold

Thank josephx528
Reviewed 1 week ago

Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is worth the effort to get to Ghent, even if viewing it is the only thing you do there. A reasonable €4 gets you in with an audio guide. Plan on a minimum of 30 minutes to experience...More

Thank 792burtg
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see here you really need several hours. More than just stonework and stained glass, there are hundreds of painted artworks here too. And to hear the organist practicing while we were there--just magic. The Van Eyck room can be VERY...More

Thank knittermom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a jewel box, the superb Cathedral of Saint Bavo contains a treasure that makes a visit to Ghent quite an artistic and also an spiritual experience. I am alluding, of course to Jan and Hubert Van Eyck's masterpiece, the altarpiece wondrously depicting The Adoration...More

Thank Torontonian54
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3 April 2017|
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Response from David7478 | Reviewed this property |
about 55km or so and I would advise using the train as Ghent is a busy town with lots of pedestrian traffic and cyclists. hope this helps.
14 February 2016|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that the altarpiece will not be fully restored until 2017. As the other respondents have said, you pay a fee to go into a small, crowded chapel at the back of the cathedral to see the altarpiece behind... More
Anastasia L
4 June 2015|
Response from HermesMSafiri | Reviewed this property |
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