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The Saint Bavo Cathedral reveals its secrets + Mystic Lamb

The Saint Bavo Cathedral reveals its secrets

For more than a thousand years, the Saint Bavo Cathedral has been a part of the Ghent skyline. Join our guide and discover a world of faith and prayer, of art and intrigues …

More about this tour

In the Saint-Bavo Cathedral you will find phenomenal historical and religious artworks. The Romanesque crypt with wall paintings, a meditating bishop in marble, a rococo pulpit, surprisingly comfortable seats designed by Maarten Van Severen, an authentic Rubens … This place is full of history. Not surprising since the knights of the Golden Fleece had a few meetings here. You will find coats of arms from the sixteenth century referring to the Duke of Alva, William of Orange, Philip II, Egmont and Hoorne … And last but not least since 1432 this has been the home of the 18 panels of the Holy Lamb. Our guide will disclose all the details about the rich history of this sacred place.

Practical information
  • Entrance to the cathedral is free of charge. Entrance fee Ghent Altarpiece: € 4 p.p. – € 3 p.p. for groups (min. 15 p.)
  • On Sundays or holidays: not accessible before 13:00
  • The crypt is temporarily not accessible
Meeting point St-Baafsplein, in front of the cathedral
Point of arrival
Languages Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, West-Vlaams, Gents
Price from € 85
Duration 2 h