The Budget-Friendly Guide to Ghent

The Budget-Friendly Guide to Ghent, Ghent, Belgium (B)

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Surprisingly, as the largest cultural center in Western Flanders, Ghent has been easily overlooked by its more popular neighbor, Bruges for its charming canals and beautiful architecture. Originally coated in layers of grime from years of being an industrial center, the town underwent a restoration program in the 1980s which has resulted in the city emerging as one of the best kept secrets in Europe! Not only is it a true gem, but one of the most exciting places to visit in Belgium!

And I have to admit, I, too, fell head over heels in love with Bruges before I even heard of Ghent, but I quickly fell in love with the picturesque canals and bridges and was kicking myself stupid for waiting so long to visit! Ghent is a city of historic treasures beautifully blended together with innovative and modern museums and galleries, leading the way for a better future and even has one of the most exciting culinary scenes in Europe. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Budget-Friendly Guide to Ghent
Guide Location: Belgium » Ghent
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Gravensteen Castle
  • The Great Butcher’s Hall
  • Grasbrug bridge
  • Graslei
  • The Old Post Office
  • St. Michael’s Bridge
  • St. Nicholas’ Church
  • The Ghent Belfort
  • St Bavo’s Cathedral
  • Duivelsteen
  • The City Pavilion
  • The City Hall
  • Graffiti Alley
  • The Vrijdagmarkt
  • Tavern Dulle Griet
  • Het Huis van Alijn
  • Patershol
  • Chez Leontine
  • Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant
  • Frituur Het Puntzakje
  • Hotel Astoria Gent