The city of Ghent is famous for the enchanting beauty of its centuries-old architecture. Just think of the 12th century Castle of the Counts. Or the authentic façades of the houses on the Graslei, that tell the story of the medieval harbour. But did you know that Ghent also boasts many modern architectural gems? This mix of modern and authentic buildings, of classical frontages and walls decorated with graffiti gives Ghent its unique, quirky character.