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Episcopal Palace

Episcopal Palace

Behind the Castle of Gerald the Devil looms the imposing dome of the National Bank. Opposite is the dazzlingly white Episcopal Palace. The new Wijdenaard Bridge connects the banks of the Lower Scheldt which was filled in years ago and and by 2011 it will be restored to its original glory.


Bisschoppelijk Paleis

Bisdomplein 1
9000 Gent
Tel.: +32-92251626
Stadsplan: D3

In the neighbourhood


Hof van Rijhove Gent
Originally a 14th-century castle, the restored Hof van Rijhove illustrates the development of seven centuries of domestic culture in an authentic Ghent mansion.
Rabot Gent
In 1488, Maximilian of Austria took advantage of a weak point in Ghent’s defences to seize the city.
Sint-Michielskerk Gent
The steeple of St Michael’s Church should have stood out above all the others but history decided otherwise: the 134 metre high planned ‘monument of triumph’, has remained at a paltry 24 metres.