What to see in Ghent

It is the Flemish city with the most historical buildings. It awaits you in Belgium , between Bruges and Brussels (about 50 kilometers away from both), ready to offer you its thousand charms, including an intense cultural life . Ghent is the perfect destination for a getaway this coming spring.

History, art, an urban area of ​​great beauty and an incredible social effervescence, as a good university city that it is. You will find all this if you decide to plan a little trip to Ghent. A real temptation.

Full of buildings with history

What was the second largest European city north of the Alps in the 16th century, after Paris, has today, as then, much to offer. Therefore, if you are passionate about urban tourism, you cannot miss this jewel in flamenco land .

Once you are there, there are three towers that are the symbol of the city, and that correspond to three unavoidable monuments: the bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Bavo , the Watchtower tower or Belfort , and the tower of the Church of Saint Nicholas. . Three places you can visit to start your journey through Ghent. Also, if you want to take good panoramic photos, look for the San Miguel bridge and stop to contemplate the city.

With water as the protagonist

In Ghent there are two rivers: the Lys and the Scheldt, so water is one of the elements that define it. It is recommended that you go to the Graslei , or pier of the herbalists, and the Korenlei , or pier of the granaries. You will not regret it because they are two beautiful places, with their beautiful old buildings (some no less than the 12th century).

Residence in the past of the Counts of Flanders (Charles I was born in the city), another place of interest is the Gravensteen or Castle of the Counts (from the 13th century), in the heart of Ghent. Climb its towers to enjoy the incredible views of the city. Near the castle is the Patershol district. Strolling through its narrow streets is a pleasure that you can complete by having a beer in any of its bars or restaurants, the most typical drink in Ghent.