Located in the heart of Ghent, this beautiful, mostly Gothic structure is an architectural gem revealing various building styles, as it was continually built over the course of 500 years until its completion in 1569. The church normally houses the world renowned ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’; a multi-panelled painting that is considered to be Jan van Eyck’s masterpiece and one of Belgium’s greatest works of art. Don’t miss a walk through the church’s crypt with its traces of the original structure dating from 942 A.D, as well as centuries old books, scrolls, chalices and other fascinating historical artefacts.

Where

Sint-Baafsplein 
9000 Ghent

Contact

+32 9 269 20 45

Accessibility information

You could use a little assistance on the fairly steep slopes at the entrance. There is fairly good access on the inside, but the crypt, choir aisle and chapels are not accessible by wheelchair. The highlights, such as the ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’, however, are easily accessible. There is an adapted toilet in the Ibis Hotel 30 m away.

Local map

Below you will find an interactive map.

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