Excursion to Ghent from Brussels

On this day trip you will know Ghent, a charming city with a perfectly preserved medieval historic center. Its important university makes it one of the liveliest cities in Europe.

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Spanish · 9,5 hours

Excursion to Ghent

Ghent is the capital of the East Flanders Province and is located at the confluence of the river Light with the Scheldt. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the Flanders region and you can choose to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.

The city of Ghent It was founded in the 9th century when Baldwin I of Flanders (Balduino Brazo de Hierro), built a castle to protect the abbeys of San Pedro and San Bavón from the Viking raids.

Varied architecture and design

One of the charms of Ghent is its amazing architectural variety, the city was not hooked to the edad medium as is the case of Witches You can see houses from different eras that are in the vicinity of the squares and there are even buildings where different styles converge, as is the case of the town hall building.

Ghent he has always known how to best conserve his economy. Its industrial role since the early nineteenth century and its fantastic university have made the city always stay alive.

What to see in Ghent?

Like Bruges, but in a more limited way, Ghent It also has an interesting network of canals and a beautiful medieval urban center. It is the Belgian city preferred by regular travelers.

In the eighties, Ghent It underwent a severe restoration to try to capture tourism as it did the neighboring Bruges. The buildings were cleaned, the canals were purified and the industrial zones were cleaned up.

Ghent It is a city bigger than Brugge and for which it is convenient to be clear that you want to know. But the best of all is that it has an excellent signaling and identification system.

Usually, the tour begins with the visit to the Cathedral of Dante (Sint-Baafskathedral). This site highlights the baroque pulpit of the 18th century and its paintings, where the most outstanding is "the adoration of the mystic lamb ". As a curious fact, it is worth mentioning that Carlos V was baptized in this place.

Next we have the Castle of Ghent (Gravensteen), which is the former residence of the Counts of Flanders. It was used until the fourteenth century as a defensive fortress and until the seventeenth as a prison. Currently the castle is an essential visit to Ghent, since it has a museum of instruments of torture.

We continue in Stadhuis. just like it happens in Brussels and Bruges, the town hall of Ghent It does not go unnoticed.

Our tour continues in Belfort, It is a beautiful bell tower of 91 meters that was built in the sixteenth century and is one of the most famous images of Ghent. Its observation deck at 65 meters high offers one of the best views of the city.

From Belfort we will go through the Iglesia de San Nicolás, located very close to the cathedral. It is the second most beautiful church in the city.

We will finish our tour in Korenmarkt. This square, located at the gates of the previous church, has been the most lively place Ghent from the middle ages.

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Important information

  • Duration: 9,5 hours.
  • Languages: The tour is done exclusively in Spanish.
  • Includes: bus transportation, guide of Spanish origin, map of the city and local recommendations.
  • Not included: lunch or tickets.
  • When to reserve: reservations are allowed until the 06: 00 of the same day (Brussels time) as long as there are seats left.
  • Cancellation: Free! Cancel without expenses until 3 days before the activity. If you cancel with less time or do not show up, no refund will be offered.

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