Idea #115 – Spending a Weekend in Ghent
Administrative center of the province of East Flanders, and since 1559 the bishop’s see of Ghent, capital of the former county of Flanders, Ghent is the home town of Charles the Fifth. The city kept all its charm and a heritage of a big interest, offering very beautiful perspectives.
During your walk in the center, you cannot miss the belfry, built in the XIIIth and XIVth century, dominated by a dragon, a symbol of the power of gantoises corporations in the Middle Ages. The tower, 91 meters high, is attached in market of in Sheets of the XVth century. “Alternately”, it will also be necessary to you to visit the cathedral St Bavon, where was baptized Charles the Fifth, and who is shown the polyptych of the Worship of the mystic Lamb, the primitive Flemish top-quality one ! Last inescapable visit: the castle, built in 1180 by the count of Flanders Philippe d’ Alsace, completely restored at the beginning of the XXth century. Of the summit of the donjon, the view on Ghent and its neighborhood.
Where is it ?
Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium