Ghent is a port city with an excellent harbor and a must-see for entering Brussels. This medieval town is said to have witnessed the birth of more than half of the world's gods. The canal that runs through the old town, like a soft ties, is passionately wrapped around here. People sit, walk, chat, basking in the sun, drinking beer along the banks of the canal, as if the outside world has nothing to do with them, enjoying everything in front of them.
"The fairy tale world in the afternoon" Ghent
Ghent, the second largest city in Belgium, once a wealthy commercial city, now a university city where intellectuals and highly educated people gather, and bring people into the fairy tale world This is the St. Nicholas Church in the heart of the old city!
is a solemn building that emphasizes power and momentum. It can be seen at first sight, but it is extremely dreamy!
Because of the use of a special blue-gray stone, the entire church is different in color from the general architecture, and it is like a castle in a fairy tale world against the blue sky!
Standing on the bridge of Saint Michel, the breeze, the whole person feels relaxed and happy! The vanilla river bank under the bridge Graslei is the favorite riverside avenue for the locals!
This Mont Saint-Michel bridge across the Lee River, along with the surrounding medieval buildings, forms one of the most beautiful scenery in Belgium! In Europe, the name "Saint Michel" is a charming place!
Transportation: The train station is under the tram center
Belgian quiet town
leave Bruges back to Brussels, take the Euro train to get off at Dampoort station in Ghent, only this station has a large space storage, Saint-Pierre station will not work. If time is tight, the city can't go because it is the smallest and most depressed compared to Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels.
Maybe it was Monday when we arrived, many shops on the street didn't open, and many shops were closed down. The windows were waiting for rest, which was the worst in Europe for 15 days. There are a small number of houseboats in the empty river
. It has been a long time to reach the bustling old town center, the Gravenstein Castle, St. Buff's Cathedral, and the City Hall. It is better to see the old buildings on the street. .
Occasionally opened the door on both sides of the road, bought the same gold bag as Mijas, the owner of the old lady with a silver hair, wrapped a particularly nice package for me.
The uncle who sells sugar on the street especially has a fan, dressed as an actor; a person walks on the street, inadvertently walks to a graffiti alley, full of pits are full of three-dimensional graffiti.
is also a special experience different from tourist cities
Ghent needs a city that slowly develops
I first knew the name of Ghent, which was from a movie "Allied Trophy." At the beginning of the movie, in the dark old church, several priests carefully hid huge wooden paintings. This is the famous "Ghent altar painting". From then on, I will think about it and think about it. I came here to learn that Ghent's history dates back to the 7th century. In the Middle Ages, it became a very prosperous city in Europe. Now it is a university town and a famous tourist city. I also heard that the city of Ghent still retains many medieval buildings, especially castles and churches, which are too desirable. It was already after sunset at Ghent, just next to the hotel was a newly opened fire department, where the clergyman was here to perform the opening ceremony for the fire department. A very rare scene I didnt expect to come to Gent. My room is on the top floor of the hotel. It is a loft. Through the window, you can look down at the night scene of Ghent. The first thing that I and my partner came to the room is to set up a tripod and shoot Ghent. The ladies were also attracted to our room, and they ran to our room and sagged. Still old rules, photos are not leaked. Looking through the window to Ghent, the silent night and the ancient city, I fell in love with it at that moment. I told my roommate that I would come to Belgium next time, and I must stay in Ghent for a few nights. There is a modern tram next to the old castle, as if it were two sets of pictures. It is now understandable that Ghents glory once was once in Europe.
Ghent is the most literary city in Belgium. It is both ancient and refined like Bruges, and it is particularly energetic because of the concentration of young people. Ghent is modest and humorous, and this kills Antwerp. And this comfortable city has a moderate degree of solitude, which is no match for the noisy Brussels. So you have to ask which city in Belgium I like the most, the answer is of course Ghent! Ghent Ghent, the legendary altarpiece and art, has always been mentioned or compared with Bruges, another famous city in Belgium.
From an artistic point of view, if Bruges is the city of Memling, then Ghent is the world of Van Eck brothers. In Ghent, strolling through the old town, you can easily find the same medieval buildings as Bruges, and you can also take a boat trip around Ghent. In its new city you can also see many modern buildings and new industrial companies. Between the two new and old cities is an overpass. Its convenient transportation location attracts many tourists every day. So here, each tour point is available in four languages, English, French, German, and Dutch. On the streets, there are also many Koreans, and Japanese people come here to visit.
From the Belgian capital, Brussels, less than half an hour by train to Ghent, a small town full of medieval flavors.
Gent (Holland: gent, French: Gand) Belgian municipality, capital of the province of East Flanders. This small town at the confluence of the Scheldt and Les Rivers is the central city of Flanders. It is also known as Flower City and is named after a world-renowned flower show every five years, with a population of less than 300,000.
"A flowing water network divides Ghent into 26 islands. Barges, bridges, and old buildings are inferred on the four intersecting rivers of the city."
If you know Ghent is in a few It used to be a very busy wharf before the century. All kinds of seafood goods are coming in and out here. You know that if you dont travel by boat in this city, its like you didnt breathe the smell of fish in Old Gent. It is impossible to find the romantic feelings of Ghent in the Middle Ages.
In the most prosperous area, the two sides of the canal are medieval and prosperous guild buildings. We took a boat and listened to the cruise ship to explain the story of Ghent, while taking pictures with the camera, while the nose is constantly looking for the classical taste of the Middle Ages. The indescribably romantic atmosphere is full of the surrounding air.
Walking on the water is the best angle of the city. You can look at the steeped Gothic church and enjoy the Flemish complex and beautiful steps in the reflection.
Unconsciously, the water flow will take you into the medieval time.
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In Ghent, you can find a variety of places to eat. And there is a food stall here, sightseeing for an afternoon, you can buy some snack mats. Ghent is a food paradise, where you can taste a variety of different cuisines. There is a fine dining restaurant that can be used for lunch and dinner, as well as a place to relax, sit on the terrace, have a cup of fragrant coffee, have friends, look around, and enjoy the view from the river bank.
Ghent is an old city in Belgium. It has a long history and culture. The scenery here is also very flying. It is called the flower city by the local people. It is held every five years. So every time a flower show is held, it will attract a lot of people from all over the world, not only to come here to enjoy the flowers, but also to work here, but these people are urging a common goal is to go all out. Looking for the food here, there are really a lot of local foods, which means that there are really a lot of foods that can't be missed. According to many people, there are many foods here that are civilized in the world, so don't miss them.
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Arriving in Ghent in the night, I fell in love with it at first sight. Walking along the canal through the narrow path, St. Baron's Cathedral can see its Gothic spires in every corner of the city. The church does not require tickets, except for the classic colored religious painting windows in the church. The Belgian painter Rubenss entrance to St. Barthols Cathedral, the treasure of the town hall, is a mysterious trigram of the mysterious Lamb.
The second half of the painting is still being repaired at the Ghent Art Gallery. It is said that this painting will take at least 10 years to be fully repaired. Ghents art gallery is also a great place to see Flemish works.