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Address: Cataloniestraat, Ghent, Belgium
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+32 9 234 28 69
10:00 - 17:00
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ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH: is a 15th century church built in typical Flemish architectural style. Inside the church is not as grand as the cathedral above, but both have similar black... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is yet another beautiful church with a lovely Pulpit and many life size statues. There was a guide to chat to who was fluent in English. She explained the many square memorials on the pillars. She said that they were to remember the rich and powerful who could not be buried inside.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH: is a 15th century church built in typical Flemish architectural style. Inside the church is not as grand as the cathedral above, but both have similar black and white themes. It’s alter is very beautiful and so is the organ. The stone columns and old statues will transport you back to medieval ages in no time, as does most buildings... More 

Thank deborahk3
Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent quite a bit of time here observing the architechture and statues and learning about the history of this church. The church took so long to build that you can see the changes in materials over time.

1 Thank PeachtreeTraveler
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saint Nicolas church wel been restorated the last years inside you have a antiek and book market at the front of the korenmarkt

Thank Jean-Paul D
Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

One of the famous churches in Ghent, from Saint Michaelsbridge you get the view of the 3 towers...first one is Saint Nicholas church. You have to enter the church at the side because the front entry is used for book markets and so. Inside you can see alot of nice old statues, paintings, signs of the "gilden",... Theres a small... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

was here last summer, nice place just walking around and have an ice cream. it's just i come to visit the church when i visit a city in Europe. it's beautiful

Thank HuyenNP
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Although starting out as a Gothic church, it somehow took five centuries to be completed. Its glory is its Baroque altar which is its main feature. Apart from that, there is nothing particularly remarkable about the church but with free entry it is well worth spending up to half an hour

Thank Chris d
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

No outstanding features but very nice. Currently has and exhibition about Mother Teresa of Calcutta but it is all in Flemish. Pleasant for a break from the bustle outside

Thank Sam3314
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Did you ever wonder why Saint Nicholas holds his 3 fingers "up"? Go to the Saint Nicholas church and you will see the sculpture as well as some paintings of him with the 3 children who went for a walk, got lost, knocked on the door of the butcher who let them in for the night, killed them and cut... More 

Thank Anne-Marie C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is an attraction not to be missed as it has an amazing cathedral type look on the outside with it's vast fascias and coloured windows and an even more amazing clean cut contempory look with a beautiful alter and a very destinctive and decorative interior.

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