From the monks of the St. Peter's Abbey to the professors in the Book Tower.
Visit the belvedere of the Book Tower and soak up the atmosphere of this fascinating university quarter during the walk that follows. Nowhere else in Ghent is the dialogue between science, knowledge, religion and art more intense than at the highest point of the city, Monte Blandinium
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The bustling university city of Ghent is teeming with professors, scientists and students.
Step by step you discover this university district and its stories about monks, deprived working class, lemonade makers, professors and students, architects and artists. Marvel at the modernist design of the University Library by architect-artist Henry Van de Velde and gain insight into the expert restoration by ‘Robbrecht and Daem architects’. The Book Tower, a symbol of the city and its university, is the crown witness of the close relationship between Art and Science.
|Boekentoren, Rozier 9, 9000 Gent, Entry St. Peter's Abbey, Sint-Pietersplein
|Point of arrival
|Sint-Pietersplein, Boekentoren, Rozier 9, 9000 Gent
|Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Gents
|from € 190