Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #9 in Ghent, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 3.9 km
Ascend 37 m
Descend 37 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: 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

615 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: 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 3: 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

400 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: 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

663 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Heilige Apostel Andreaskerk

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The Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle is a church building in Ghent, Belgium. The church is dedicated to the worship of the Orthodox and dedicated to the apostle Andrew.

Wikipedia: Heilige Apostel Andreaskerk (NL)

333 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: 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 7: 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)

985 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 8: Sint-Salvatorkerk

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The Holy Christmas Church or Sint-Salvatorkerk is a church in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church is located in the north of the medieval city center. The church was protected as a monument in 1943. In the Ghent dialect they speak of Seleskest, and that name is also used for the parish or the neighborhood around the church.

Wikipedia: Heilige Kerstkerk (NL), Heritage Website


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