Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Ghent, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 15 sights
Distance 7.1 km
Ascend 74 m
Descend 72 m

Explore Ghent in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in GhentIndividual Sights in Ghent

Sight 1: Sint-Jan-Baptistkerk

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St. John the Baptist Church is a neo-Gothic parish church in Ghent, Belgium. The church is located on the Emilius Seghersplein in the Brugse Poort district.

Wikipedia: Sint-Jan Baptistkerk (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

840 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Heilige Apostel Andreaskerk

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The Holy Apostle Andreaskerk is a church building in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church is intended for worship services of Orthodox and dedicated to Apostle Andreas.

Wikipedia: Heilige Apostel Andreaskerk (NL)

333 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Rabot

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The Rabot is a monument in Ghent and also the name of the district where this monument is located. There used to be a rabot on the site of the building, but the name Rabot has been transferred over the years to the towers in defense of this hydraulic construction.

Wikipedia: Rabot (monument) (NL), Heritage Website

566 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: St Stephen's Church

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St. Stefanus is a Catholic parish church in Ghent, Belgium, part of an Augustinian monastery. It is dedicated to St. Stephen. The present building dates from 1841.

Wikipedia: St. Stefanus, Ghent (EN)

859 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 5: Museum of Industry

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The Museum of Industry, Work and Textiles is a museum in Ghent in Belgium. Ghent was at the centre of the Flanders textile region. The museum is an Anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Wikipedia: Museum of Industry (Ghent) (EN), Website

707 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Sint-Lievenscollege

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The Sint-Lievenscollege is a Catholic group of schools in Ghent, Belgium, composed of a number of elementary and primary schools, a secondary general school ('humaniora') and a secondary vocational trade school.

Wikipedia: Sint-Lievenscollege (EN), Website, Heritage Website

413 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde

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The Royal Flemish Academy for Dutch Language and Literature is an institution focused on the study and promotion of the Dutch language in Flanders. It is the Dutch-speaking counterpart of the Académie royale de langue et de littérature françaises de Belgique and one of Belgium's numerous academies.

Wikipedia: Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature (EN), Heritage Website

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Saint James' Church

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St. James' Church is a church in Ghent, Belgium. The church is dedicated to the apostle James the Greater.

Wikipedia: Sint-Jacobskerk (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

303 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Dulle Griet

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Dulle Griet

The Dulle Griet is a medieval large-calibre gun founded in Gent (Ghent).

Wikipedia: Dulle Griet (EN), Heritage Website

347 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Castle of the Counts

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Castle of the Counts Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

The Gravensteen is a medieval castle in the city of Ghent, East Flanders in Belgium. The current castle dates from 1180 and was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. It was subsequently re-purposed as a court, prison, mint, and even as a cotton factory. It was restored over 1893–1903 and is now a museum and a major landmark in the city.

Wikipedia: Gravensteen (EN), Website, Heritage Website

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Groot Vleeshuis

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The Groot Vleeshuis is a Gothic building built in Ghent in 1408-1417. For centuries it was the covered market and the guildhall of the butcher's trade.

Wikipedia: Groot Vleeshuis (NL), Heritage Website

232 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Design Museum Gent

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Design Museum Gent is a museum in Ghent with an extensive collection of Belgian and international design. The collection includes designs from the Art Nouveau of Henry Van de Velde to contemporary avant-garde design. The museum complex, located in the tourist heart of the city of Ghent, consists of an 18th-century mansion and a modern wing. It is one of the twenty most visited museums in Belgium.

Wikipedia: Design museum Gent (NL)

422 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Kerk Paters Karmelieten

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The Carmelite Fathers, also known as the Monastery Church of the Discalced Carmelites, is a church building in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church was built by the Discalced Carmelites who settled in the city from 1651.

Wikipedia: Kloosterkerk van de Ongeschoeide Karmelieten (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

378 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: De school van toen

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The School of the Past is a museum located at Klein Raamhof 8 in Ghent.

Wikipedia: De School van Toen (NL)

1303 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 15: Sint-Martinuskerk

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St. Martin's Church is a church in Ghent, Belgium. The church is located in the Ekkergem district and is one of the oldest parish churches in Ghent. She is first mentioned in a charter of Lothair from 971.

Wikipedia: Sint-Martinuskerk (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website


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