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Hidden gems

Hidden gems

The city has so many hidden gems we’d rather keep to ourselves. But we can’t do that, can we? So, here they are:

St Bavo's Abbey

Sint-Baafsabdij Gent

You are on historic ground here. In the 7th century, Amandus van Gent founded St Bavo’s Abbey here in an attempt to convert the inhabitants of this city of Ganda.

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Campo Santo

Campo Santo Gent

Numerous renowned painters, sculptors and writers went to their final resting place on this 19 metre-high burial mound.

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Prinsenhof & Lievekaai

Prinsenhof Gent

In the 14th century, Lodewijk van Male swapped the Castle of the Counts, which become uncomfortable, for a town house in this neighbourhood. It was here that Charles V was born in 1500.

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Appelbrugparkje Gent

Cosy up on the bench along the Lys and enjoy the marvellous view of the Great Butchers’ Hall and the renovated Old Fish Market.

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Graffiti Street

Graffitistraatje Gent

Keep your camera handy! The appearance of the Werregarenstraat changes constantly. That comes as no surprise, given that street artists are free to decorate it as they please. Definitely worth a detour!

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Millionaires' Quarter

Miljoenenkwartier Gent

The Millionaires’ Quarter is an unique district: it was here that leading architects from the inter-war period built some of their most prestigious projects.

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Achtersikkel Gent

It is difficult to believe, but less than fifty metres from the bustling Sint-Baafsplein you will find an oasis of calm: the Achtersikkel.

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Muinkpark Gent

The modest Muinkpark, laid out in the English landscape style, is the last remnant of the 19th-century Ghent zoo.

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Where is it?

Ghent inside out

Reiswebsite Tripadvisor, juni 2012
"More beautiful than Venice - yes, it's Ghent."