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Ghent, the capital of the East Flanders province, is a thriving university town integrating a modern way of life and a beautiful historic background. In the heart of Belgium, the city of Ghent is a wonderful medieval city boasting some top attractions. Including the St. Bavo Cathedral and the fortress of Gravensteen, depicting the city's history.
St. Bavo CathedralOne of Belgium's most impressive religious sites, this beautiful Romanesque building houses numerous collections of famous artwork, including Jan Van Eyck's The Mystic Lamb, and is the burial site of many previous Belgian bishops.
Belfry and Cloth HallTowering a dizzying 91 metres above the city, featuring a collection of bells, fine architecture and a watchtower. Adjoined is the city's Cloth Hall, erected in the 15th century. Climb to the top for breath-taking panoramic views.
Castle of the CountsOne of Ghent's most popular attractions. This 12th century fortress of Gravensteen, is a former prison and courthouse, which now displays a vast collection of historic items. Including weapons, armour and instruments of torture.
Museum of Contemporary ArtThis museum exhibits a range of collections from the world's best national and international artists. This highly unique museum displays an excellent range of abstract, minimal, conceptual and pop art. (not shown).
The World of KinaAn extremely popular family attraction, comprised of a flourishing botanical garden and a museum which documents the evolution and history of life. Collections here include fossils and replicas of historic animals and dinosaurs. (not shown).
Alijn HouseThis museum displays timeless stories about life in the 20th century. A range of paintings, interactive displays and films explore the last 100 years in Belgium. The museum buildings themselves are quaint 14th century almshouses. (not shown).