Sint-Pietersplein is the city’s square for large-scale events, located near the student quarter and Ghent's university library, better known as the Book Tower. In the square you will find St-Peter's Abbey, St Peter's Church and the nature museum The world of Kina: the House.

Every year the Mid-Lent fun fair is organised here, as well as other regular events and concerts. Since 2007 you can park your car at the underground car park. Many important archaeological finds were made during its construction, which are now symbolically indicated by narrow metal lines.

On the square there is a monumental staircase that connects the Sint-Pietersplein with the Sint-Amandsplein. The square and its surroundings, including several rows of houses and the Sint-Amandsplein, are classified as a conservation area.