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Heavenly Ghent

Heavenly Ghent

If you’ve got a soft spot for religious heritage have a look at ‘Heavenly Ghent’, which includes St Bavo’s Cathedral with The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, but also many other churches, abbeys, monasteries and beguinages.

St Bavo's Cathedral

Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent

A trove of art treasures: 22 altars, a Rococo pulpit in marble and oak and of course the exquisite highlight: "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers.

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St James' Church

Sint-Jacobskerk Gent

The two towers still date from the Romanesque period but since then the church has undergone much devastation, expansion and renovation.

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St Michael's Church

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.

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