After their mandatory stop at Mokabon, Ghent citizens who like to walk simply continue down Donkersteeg towards the City Pavilion.
At the end of the street on your right-hand side, you will see Ooost, where you can find all East Flemish regional products under one roof.
A little further on is the multifunctional open city pavilion, an architectural masterpiece. The relationship between the local residents and this modern structure had a rocky start. Its construction in the heart of the historical city centre initially met with a lot of resistance. But now a weekend in Ghent would not be complete if you hadn’t passed underneath the famous city pavilion. This once again proves there is a thin line between love and hate. The most remarkable features of the construction are its roof structure and the use of glass, wood and concrete. The city pavilion provides space for concerts, dance performances and markets: there’s always something going on.
The small park at the lower level, The Green, is surrounded by a stone wall and is a favourite spot for many locals to chill during summer. Steps and slopes connect the park with the higher street level. Diagonal footpaths connect Donkersteeg with Mageleinstraat and Cataloniëstraat and invite you to go shopping as a way to end your weekend.