Ghent’s skyline is dominated by the three towers of St Nicholas’ Church, the Belfy and St Bavo’s Cathedral. Another feature of this medieval skyline is the city centre Castle of the Counts, which dates back to the end of the 12th century.
The Ghent Altarpiece, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck Brothers, has long-since been admired by art lovers the world over. It’s currently undergoing restoration, and visitors are invited to see the restorers performing their craft.
Ghent offers excellent food and drink, from its unique (and delicious) Ganda ham, through to its excellent array of vegetarian restaurants and rock ‘n roll chefs.
Although a stunning city by day, it is after dark that Ghent shows its most beautiful side. Follow the “Ghent by Light” walking tour around the city to discover its sparkling night time charm when the city’s marvellous buildings are lit up. Alternatively, dance the night away at the Ghent’s famous 10-day music and theatre festival “the Ghent Festivities”.
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