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St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church

The steeple of St Michael’s Church should have stood out above all the others but history decided otherwise: the 134 metre high planned ‘monument of triumph’, has remained at a paltry 24 metres. In 1828, the unfinished tower finally acquired a closed roof. The church contains numerous paintings and sculptures by famous masters, including ‘Christ on the Cross’ by Anthony Van Dyck.

Opening hours

  • F 17/11 closed
  • S 18/11 closed
  • S 19/11 closed
  • M 20/11 closed
  • T 21/11 closed
  • W 22/11 closed
  • T 23/11 closed
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9000 Gent
Tel.: +32-92342869
Stadsplan: B3


Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Please feel free to browse through this guide and get to know our city a little better.

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In the neighbourhood


Sint-Jacobskerk Gent
The two towers still date from the Romanesque period but since then the church has undergone much devastation, expansion and renovation.
Lam Gods Gent
The Van Eyck brothers painted this unique altarpiece in 1432. It is the highlight of the Flemish Primitives and a milestone in art history.
Sint-Pietersabdij Gent
The refectory wing of St Peter’s Abbey is authentically medieval.