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City pavilion

City pavilion

City pavilion

City pavilion

City pavilion

The multifunctional and open city pavilion is an architectural masterpiece designed by the architects Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee. The roof structure and the use of glass, wood and concrete are very striking. This location can host concerts, dance performances and markets.

Discover the ‘grand café’ hidden under the city pavilion: the semi-underground ‘Belfort Stadscafé en Stadsrestaurant’ is already a bubbly establishment, which can cater for 300 people. Head over there for a drink, a daily special or a selection from the à la carte menu.

The small city park on the second – lower – level is surrounded by a brick wall. This is the place to be if you’re looking to relax, read or simply hang around. Stairs and ramps connect the park with the street levels higher up. Diagonal walking paths connect the Donkersteeg with the Mageleinstraat and Cataloniëstraat, inviting you to shop and enjoy a stroll.

The existing art elements – the Minne sculptures and the Mathildis clock – were given a new place in the design.




9000 Gent
Stadsplan: C3


City pavilion Ghent

City pavilion Ghent

A prime example of contemporary architecture.

Public transport




Winter in Ghent

Openlucht ijspiste
Glide serenely in the shadow of the Belfry or enjoy a warming drink on the sidelines: whatever you prefer.

In the neighbourhood


Justitiepaleis Gent
To solve the permanent lack of space, a modern building for the law courts was built on the edge of the city.
Het Pand Gent
This former Dominican friary was beautifully restored and now belongs to the University of Ghent.
Aula Gent
Eight Corinthian pillars crowned with a triangular pediment. The auditorium hosts proclamations...