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Ghent Travel Guide

by our Belgium expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyOne end of the ‘Good News’ literary ride to Aix (look up Browning), Ghent is a medieval town that wears its antiquity with a flourish. One of several Venice-of-the-North’s, the canals were at the heart of the city’s economic importance and are still a key tourist attraction. The September music festival (classical), for example, takes to the streets and to the canals (usually more melodious than Venetian gondoliers). Like Manhattan, a limited land area meant building upwards and the towers of Ghent were a middle-ages skyscraper landscape, still highly impressive. The artistic focus is undoubtedly the Van Eyck brothers triptych masterpiece ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ in St Bavo’s cathedral.
 

360 Tour of St Jacobs church


Belgium Facts

National Flag: Belgian Flag
Language(s): Dutch
French
German
Currency: Euro
Dialling Code: +32
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitbelgium.com


Things To Do in Ghent

For more Ghent travel & tourist information, visit the Ghent Tourism website
 


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