Because it´s still a little complicated for some of us to travel due to Covid, I decided to bring you through the streets of Ghent and talk to you about what I saw and visited while I was there.
Since I only stayed a couple of hours in Ghent, I can’t recommend hotels or restaurants, but instead, I can talk to you a little about the story of Ghent and recommend what you should visit.
Ghent is the second largest city of the Flanders region. It´s a port destination city, easy accessible from many cities.
Instead of looks like, it´s a city with a lot to see and do. It deserves at least one night stay.
What to see in Ghent…
1 – Saint Michael Bridge
One of the most photographed places in Ghent. From the top, you can have a glaze of the typical buildings surrounding the river and also the river. Its also the only place in Ghent that you have an angle to catch in one picture the Medieval towers of Ghent – St. Nicholas church, St. Bavo´s cathedral, and the Belfry of Ghent.
2 – St Bavos Cathedral
Did you know that Charles V was baptized here?! The architecture of this cathedral is Magnifique, and the interior deserves a visit.
3 – The Belfry of Ghent
This tower symbolizes the independence and prosperity of the city. Also known as the Cloth Hall, has a gothic architecture and was built in 1907. If you climb to the top, you can see the dragon that, has been watching and protecting the city since 1377.
4 – St Nicholas church
One of the oldest buildings in Brussels. And as the Belfry of Ghent, this church also belongs to the gothic style. Just the building is impressive. There is much more, but I recommend getting lost in the medieval streets of Ghent. Walk through the canals and be surprised by the details of each building. Go shop in local stores, they have a lot of typical handmade things of Ghent and Brussels.
If you still have time, don’t miss a boat tour through the canal. Like I suggested in Bruges.
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