In short, St Michael’s Bridge is where you will find out what makes the people of Ghent and everyone who has been here love Ghent so much.
Pause for a view of the three towers
Experience a moment to remember on St Michael’s Bridge during your weekend in Ghent. Pause here to enjoy the picture-postcard views: the Graslei and Korenlei with the Old Fish Market, the Castle of the Counts in the distance, St Michael’s Church, the back of Het Pand and, of course, all three of Ghent’s famous towers in a row. It is only from this bridge that you can capture all three of them in one single picture.
St Michael’s Bridge used to be a flat turntable bridge, but it was replaced by stone arches at the beginning of the 20th century. In the middle of the bridge is a beautiful central lantern with a bronze statue of St Michael. Cameras at the ready!
Angel vs. dragon
The Sint-Michielsbrug bridge is not only the perfect place to take beautiful photos; it also features a reference to a Bible story. On one of the lampposts you can see a bronze sculpture of the Archangel Michael – aka Saint Michael - with a writhing dragon at his feet. One of the more suspenseful chapters of the Bible tells the story of how Michael drives a dragon, ridden by a band of evil spirits, from heaven.