Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #11 in Ghent, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 7.4 km
Ascend 89 m
Descend 93 m

Experience Ghent in Belgium in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in GhentIndividual Sights in Ghent

Sight 1: Academie De Kunstbrug

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The Academie de Kunstbrug Gent, formerly Emiel Hullebroeck Music Academy, is a music academy in the Braemkasteel in Gentbrugge, formerly named after the Flemish composer Emiel Hullebroeck with Michael De Weert as director. The academy has seven departments at different locations in Ghent. The main school is located in the former town hall of Gentbrugge, converted into a music academy with 3 parts: music, word and dance.

Wikipedia: Academie de Kunstbrug Gent (NL)

1734 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 2: Sint-Lievenskerk

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The Sint-Lievenkerk is a church building in Ledeberg, a borough of the Belgian city of Ghent. This parish church, which was planned to be built around 1865, replaced the now defunct Sint-Lievenskerk from 1791, on the Hundelgemsesteenweg opposite the Jozef Vervaenestraat. The church is dedicated to Saint Livinus.

Wikipedia: Sint-Lievenkerk (Ledeberg) (NL), Heritage Website

1407 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 3: Sint-Coletakerk

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St. Coleta's Church is a church in Ghent, Belgium. The church is located in the south of the city center, between the Heuvelpoort and the railway. It is a neo-Gothic church with three naves and five bays, attributed to Auguste Van Assche or one of his followers. The crossing tower was built in 1911, to a design by Gerard De Meyer. The church stands between the other buildings and only ends with the front façade on the street side. In its 124 years of existence, this church has had only two organists who have each played the organ for a lifetime. The last of the two was Edgard Guns, who was a cantor-organist for more than 70 years.

Wikipedia: Sint-Coletakerk (NL), Heritage Website

711 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 4: Plantentuin UGent

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Ghent University Botanic Garden is the botanical garden or hortus botanicus of Ghent University and is located next to the Ledeganck complex, on the edge of the Citadel Park in Ghent. The Botanic Garden is a member of the Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta and affiliated with Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a non-profit organization that unites botanical gardens in a worldwide collaborative network to achieve the conservation of plant biodiversity.

Wikipedia: Plantentuin Universiteit Gent (NL)

1526 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 5: Sint-Pieters-Buitenkerk

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St. Peter's Church is a church in the Sint-Pietersaalststraat in Ghent, Belgium. The parish church is located in the Sint-Pieters-Aalst district, south of and outside the historic city centre, in the Miljoenenkwartier.

Wikipedia: Sint-Pietersbuitenkerk (NL), Heritage Website

1975 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 6: Maaltebruggekasteel

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Maaltebruggekasteel Donar Reiskoffer / CC BY 3.0

The Maaltebrugge Castle, located in the Maaltebrugge Park on the outskirts of Ghent, probably dates from 1754 and was called Château Maaltebrugge in the early 19th century. It was the country retreat for the de Hemptinne family in the summer months. The castle itself is built in classicist style, but the adjacent Maaltebrugge castle chapel is neo-Gothic.

Wikipedia: Maaltebruggekasteel (NL)


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