Guided tour of Ghent

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  • 2.5 hr

Discover with BUENDIA TOURS all the charm of Ghent and its people. Popularly known as the Stroppendragers or "those with the rope around their necks" since an event that took place in 1540 and whose main protagonist was Carlos I of Spain. A fabulous place steeped in history. During the visit we will see: the Cathedral of Saint Bavo where the famous painting by the Van Eyck brothers "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb", the Belfort Bell Tower, the peculiar Town Hall with a Gothic and Renaissance part, the Church of Saint Nicholas, the House The Bricklayers Guild, the Herb and Grain Pier, the Meat Market, the lively Friday Square, the Patershol Quarter, the Fish Market and the majestic castle of the Counts of Flanders.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)

We begin our guided tour in front of the Town Hall. Here our guide will explain the different architectural styles of the building.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Het Belfort van Gent

Our guide will explain this iconic tower and the history surrounding your dragon.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

You will discover the exterior and interior of the Cathedral of Ghent, where the most stolen painting in history is kept, the famous painting by the Van Eyck brothers "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb".

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Saint Nicholas Church

Do you know that Belgian churches organize concerts and other events?

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Masons' Guild Hall

In front of the original facade of the masons' guild house, our guide will explain what the guild houses are and their peculiarity.

Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: Korenmarkt

In front of the church of Saint Nicholas, we find the Korenmarkt. In this place the peculiar history of the building where the post office used to be will be explained.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Michael's Bridge

On this bridge you can take some incredible photos. The history of the tower of the Church of San Miguel will also be explained here.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Graslei and Korenlei

We will follow the banks of the Lys river. We will get to know the buildings that surround the canal, such as the "grain house" or the current Marriott Hotel. You will also have the opportunity to take some photos.

Duration: 10 minutes

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The next stop is the meat house, which dates back to the 15th century and was originally a covered market.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At:

In front of the Meat House, we will make a small stop at a traditional street stall. Here the seller will tell us about the most famous sweet in Ghent, the cuberdon.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: St. Veerleplein

The last point of our guided tour is the Sint-Veerleplein square. Here our guide will explain the history of the square and the different buildings around it. Also, it will give you some tips on where to eat or which are the best souvenir shops.

Duration: 15 minutes
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