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.

Activities in GhentIndividual 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 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

1403 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)

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 ridge between the Scheldt and Leie.

Wikipedia: Citadelpark (NL)

1331 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 8: 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 9: 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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