Ghent from 1 to 9
Ghent: historic charm and contemporary excitement
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Throughout history, many strong men and women in Ghent have fought for their ideals. Some received a statue; others disappeared into the mists of time. Walk through the centre of Ghent and you will immediately see why it has won so many tourism prizes and earned international acclaim. Nowhere else can you flit so quickly from the 14th to the 21st century and back again, without feeling out of place for a minute.