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City Hall

Ghent’s city hall is situated on the edge of Botermarkt (Butter Market) amid the city’s pleasant cafés and bars. City hall was built in various styles and stages which makes it a rather flamboyant building. The oldest part was built between 1519 and...

Saint Bavo's Cathedral

Situated close to the Belfort (the Ghent Belfry) you will find the impressive Sint-Baafskathedraal (Saint Bavo’s Cathedral). It measures 89 metres (292 feet) in height and can be seen from afar. The current cathedral’s predecessor was a Roman church...

Gravensteen Castle

A short walk from Graslei and Korenlei is Gravensteen Castle, one of Ghent’s biggest attractions. This beautiful castle, whose name means ‘Castle of the Counts’ in Dutch, gives the city an enchanting twist. The exterior alone merits a visit. Gravenst...

Groot Vleeshuis

The ‘Groot Vleeshuis’ (Great Butchers’ Hall) is a former indoor meat-market and guildhall. In medieval times, selling meat in a central location meant that sales could be monitored by the city’s authorities. Every medieval city had one or more butche...

Graslei and Korenlei

Graslei and Korenlei are perhaps the best and the most pleasant spots in Ghent’s historic centre.  All year round, the people of Ghent visit the old medieval port to enjoy a glass of wine at one of the area’s attractive outdoor cafés or simply to rel...

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