St Bavo's Cathedral, the home of the Ghent Altarpiece, is receiving a brand-new visitors’ centre where the restored panels of the altarpiece and various other authentic art treasures can be admired in all their glory.

With the help of augmented reality, you will be able to travel deep into the past and live the turbulent history of the Ghent Altarpiece and the cathedral as if you were there yourself.

A 30-minute tour with a virtual narrator shows both the masterpiece and the impressive cathedral come to life in all their splendour. Discover the various construction phases of the cathedral, have a stroll around Van Eyck’s workshop, find out everything there is to know about the iconography of the Ghent Altarpiece, and feast your eyes on the highlights of the altarpiece’s eventful past.

Lastly, the tour’s finale takes the visitor to the ambulatory where the true Ghent Altarpiece with restored panels can be admired. The tour is available in 9 different languages. A special family tour is available to children and families.