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Ghent - The Funkiest Place in the World

Date Added: July 28, 2012 10:14:05 AM
Author: rashmisinha
Category: Computers and Internet: Web Directories: Niche Directories: Travel

Known as Gent, though often spelt as Ghent, this city is in the Flemish region of Belgium and is a popular tourist destination. The historic city of Ghent features abundant tourist attractions and travelers can easily go for sightseeing in Ghent with travel packages. There are numerous churches in addition to Gent’s cathedral of which two of the most beautiful are Saint Nicholas’ Church and Saint Michael’s Church. The latter may not look quite as beautiful from the outside, but inside it has a very rich neo Gothic style and includes Rococo statues and Baroque paintings. Saint Nicholas’ Church is actually one of the oldest buildings in the city of Gent and is grand enough and large enough to be a cathedral. Ghent was rich and you can tell by its looks. The guilds and wealthy individuals had money to spend and so they did. Looking down from the bridge Sint-Michielsbrug over The Graslei square you get an impression of what Ghent is all about. The city centre is surprisingly well kept. It looks as if it has almost completely escaped the destruction of the wars. With Belgium being popular as a battlefield with the big nations surrounding it that is remarkable. Even better; you can enjoy the walk around town because it is car free. Allegedly it is the biggest car free area in Belgium. One of the most prominent landmarks is the Belfry. It is one of three massive churches that dominate the medieval city centre. The Belfry is 91 meters high and dates back to 14th century. It served as bell tower and fortified watchtower but also held at times the treasury. Ghent can be visited from any where in Belgium as it is well connected by road, rail, ferry and air. The popular places to go for Excursions from Ghent are Antwerp, Gent, Ostend, Leuven, Mechelen, Aalst, Kortrijk, Charleroi, Liège, Tournai and Verviers. Take one of the Ghent Excursions to explore and learn about these cities. Ghent Tours will take you to the city of Antwerp which is the capital of the province of Antwerp in Flanders. This city has a rich economic and cultural history. It is also the second largest port in Europe. The Excursions from Ghent will take you on a visit to a number of Landmarks of Antwerp like Cathedral of Our Lady, St.James Church which has the tomb of Rubens, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, law courts and Boerentoren. One of the other important Excursions you can take from Ghent is to the seaside resort and port of Zeebrugge. It is 12 kilometers from the city and can be reached by train or bus. Some of the popular attractions here are a maritime theme park, which has a Russian Foxtrot submarine. You can also learn about the story of the port and its fishing industry in the Old Fish Market building. The charming city is a popular destination for the holiday makers and can be enjoyed with luxury tours packages from travel agents. Shopping is really a wonderful experience for the tourists. There is a number of Shopping Centers in Ghent .For information about online hotel booking hotel information hotel booking and you can book best Hotels in India
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