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Trips to Ghent

Explore Ghent's fascinating blend of modern and historic architecture, such as its many churches, monuments and museums preserved since the Middle Ages. This unique Flemish city is also famous for its picturesque routes along the Lys River and the Scheldt River.

do not stop visit belfry of Ghent, a medieval tower almost 90 meters high. In it you will learn the history of this building, which has been used over time as a watchtower, political meeting point and religious structure.

You can enjoy the views by taking a walk through winding paths in the gardens of the Citadelpark. In the informative plaques distributed throughout the park the numerous types of trees and plants are described. Walk to the music kiosk and admire the statues. In the vicinity, you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts and  Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK).

Discover the history of the city and its migration in the Museum of the City of Ghent STAM. This museum is divided between several buildings, including an 14th century abbey. Look at one of the first aerial photos of the city landscape.

El Ghent town hall it constitutes the political nucleus of the city. Its intriguing architecture varies throughout the structure. Admire the Gothic design of the building's facade and the Renaissance style on the other side. and take a walk around its elegant interior.

You also can visit Gravensteen, a medieval castle that dates back to the year 1180. You will see that previously it was used as a prison and a courthouse. If you climb to the top of the castle, you can admire the views of the pit that surrounds it.

Visit Cathedral of San Bavón, in the historical center of Ghent. It dates back to the 10th century and is famous for housing the famous Ghent altarpiece, known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by Hubert and Jan van Eyck.

From San Bavón, take a walk of 5 minutes in the direction of the river Lys, until the Church of San Nicolás, a point of religious interest of the thirteenth century, Gothic style of the Scheldt. 

Summers in this part of Belgium are warm, and winters are mild. Enjoy the time while discovering the many historical wonders of Ghent and its picturesque parks and gardens. In July, the city receives the visit of some 2 million people to attend its festival, which lasts 10 days. Plan your trip to Ghent in advance to find interesting offers.

What is Ghent like?

During your stay in Ghent, you will have many places to visit. One of the most liked among tourists is the Castle of the Counts, located in the center and surrounded by a medieval fortress in excellent condition. In fact, it still retains the water pit that served as protection for hundreds of years. Inside the castle, you will find an interesting museum where you can learn about the history of the city.

The Medieval Bell Tower of Ghent, the Church of St. Nicholas and the Cathedral of St. Bavon are also located in the center, close to most of the hotels in Ghent. However, the town has another very lively area: the Muelle de las Hierbas, an old medieval port. Here, you can stroll along the river, eat the best dishes of the local cuisine in exquisite restaurants and find real gems and designer clothes in their stores.

Tips for traveling to Ghent

The main language in this region is flamenco, although it is also possible to communicate with its inhabitants in English. The best periods to travel to this town are spring and summer, to get the most out of your stay. When Belgium belongs to the European Union, from Spain it is not necessary to have a visa to enter the country, the valid ID card or passport will suffice.

The local atmosphere is very lively and, in fact, the festivals of Ghent are famous throughout the region. They are held in summer, last ten days, and host live musical performances, theater and many other interesting activities. As soon as you decide for one of the hotels in Ghent that we put at your disposal, check the calendar, to know the cultural offer of the town during your trip. If you prefer that everything be a surprise, ask some of its inhabitants for their recommendations. Will be worth.

Where to sleep in Ghent

Ghent offers a good hotel offer, ideal for all types of travelers. Browse our websites, where you can choose from 49 hotels in this charming destination.

Those travelers who are thinking of staying in an establishment where elegance is breathed, will be interested to know that Ghent is the ideal destination, since it offers first-class hotels, such as Hotel Verhaegen, located at Oude Houtlei 110, or Hotel Harmony, which It is located at Kraanlei 37. Of course, if you prefer something cheaper, Boutique Hotel Onderbergen and Chateaubriand are two other accommodation options that may also interest you.

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