Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #6 in Ghent, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 8.2 km
Ascend 86 m
Descend 88 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.

Individual Sights in Ghent

Sight 1: Heilige Simon en Judas-Thaddeuskerk

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The HH. Simon and Judas-Thaddeus Church in the Belgian borough of Gentbrugge is a neo-Gothic church building, dedicated to the apostle Simon and Judas Thaddeus.

Wikipedia: HH. Simon en Judas-Thaddeuskerk (NL), Heritage Website

1693 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 2: Sint-Lievenskerk

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The Saint Lievenkerk is a church building in Ledeberg, a part of the Belgian city of Ghent. This parish church, whose construction was planned around 1865, replaced the 1791 Sint-Lievenskerk vanished on the Hundelgemsesteenweg opposite the Joseph Vervaenestraat. The church is devoted to Saint Livinus.

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

1403 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 3: Sint-Coletakerk

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The Saint Coletakerk is a church in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church is located in the south of the city centre, between the Hill Gate and the railway. It is a neo-Gothic church with three beechs and five travees attributed to Auguste Van Assche or one of its followers. The intersection tower was built in 1911, according to Gerard De Meyer's design. The church is located between the other buildings and is only on the street side by front. This church has existed in its 124 years, but two organists who have played the organ for a whole lifetime. The last of the two was Edgard Guns who has been a pre-organist for over 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 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)

550 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: Museum of Fine Arts

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Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts an art museum in Ghent, Belgium, is situated at the East side of the Citadelpark.

Wikipedia: Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (EN), Website, Heritage Website

208 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: S.M.A.K.

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The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst is a relatively new museum located in Ghent, Belgium, and is renowned both for its permanent collection and for its provocative exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (EN), Website

374 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Citadelpark

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The Citadelpark is a park in the Belgian city of Ghent. It is located in the city center on a hills between Scheldt and Leie.

Wikipedia: Citadelpark (NL)

1332 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 8: Sint-Pieters-buitenkerk

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The Sint-Pietersbuitenkerk is a church in the Sint-Pietersaalststraat in the Belgian city of Ghent. The parish church is located in the Sint-Pieters-Aalst district, south and outside the historic city center, in the Miljoenenkwartier.

Wikipedia: Sint-Pietersbuitenkerk (NL), Heritage Website

1975 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 9: Maaltebruggekasteel

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Maaltebruggekasteel Donar Reiskoffer / CC BY 3.0

The Maaltebrug coastal, located in the Maaltebrugpark on the Ghent city edge, probably dates from 1754 and was called Château Maaltebrugge at the beginning of the 19th century. It was the country house for the De Hemptinne family in the summer months. The castle itself is built in classicist style, but the adjacent Maaltebrug -castle chapel is neo -gothic.

Wikipedia: Maaltebruggekasteel (NL)


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