Saint Bavo’s cathedral Ghent

For over 1,000 years, this has been a house of prayer and Christian service where everyone is welcome.

Saint Bavo's Cathedral is accessible almost every day. The cathedral is closed to the public only on 1 January.

Altarpiece

The tumultuous history of the Ghent Altarpiece has been one of wars, fire and theft. After the Second World War, the Ghent Altarpiece returned to the Vijd chapel in Saint Bavo's Cathedral and in 1986 the polyptych moved to the Villa Chapel.

Museums + Heritage Awards- The Visitor Centre Saint Bavo / Ghent Altarpiece won the Silver award 2022!

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Visitor centre closed

Sunday 9 October 2022:  Visitor centre: open from 1:00 pm till 2:30 pm!!

Monday 10 October 2022: Visitor Centre CLOSED!

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Ghent Altarpiece

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