In spring 2021, a brand-new visitors’ centre will open its doors at St Bavo's Cathedral. It will host the restored panels of the Ghent Altarpiece and a collection of other authentic and grand art treasures.

Visitors will go on a fascinating journey through the long, rich and eventful history of the Ghent Altarpiece and Ghent's cathedral thanks to a pair of virtual-reality glasses, which will allow them to experience these masterpieces from up close. In a nutshell, the visitors’ centre will showcase the soul of both the masterpiece and the impressive cathedral blended into one. The greatest mystery in its full glory.


Awaiting the official inauguration of the visitor center, you can visit the Ghent Altarpiece in the Villa Chapel of the cathedral.