The decay and rebuilding of one of the oldest churches of Ghent
The St Nicholas Church on the Corn Market has a tragic but incredibly rich history. Follow our guide and learn the story of its construction and of the restoration that lasted decades.
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What is so unique about the St Nicholas Church? The imposing shape, built bit by bit from the twelfth century onwards, is a supreme example of Scheldt Gothic style. The church boasts a unique 76-metre high cross tower that allows the light in as through a lantern. After a long period of neglect, decay and mutilation it was decided in 1960 to close the church and start a thorough and accurate restoration process. The completion of this work is scheduled for 2022 but with our guide you can admire the beauty of the building this very day.
|Meeting point||Main entrance of the church|
|Point of arrival||City centre|
|Languages||Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, West-Vlaams, Gents|
|Price||from € 105|