Our last day in Belgium was very laid back, we had one plan and it was visiting Ghent. Ghent is only 45 min away from Brussels by train and was one of the wealthiest cities in northern Europe during the late middle ages.
The fascinating architecture reflects Ghent’s rich history, from the Gravensteen to the Saint Bavo Cathedral. Gravensteen is the perfect embodiment of medieval architecture and history, it is now a museum where the tour visit follows the life timeline of king Philip of Alsace and his crusades. I mean can we understand politics with no background history?
Saint Bavo Cathedral is just an exhibition of the beauty of Catholic architecture with all the statues and stained glass, the Cathedral is famous for a 15th-century painting by Hubert and Jan van Eyck called the Ghent Altarpiece. Sadly we missed the painting, a recommendation is to make sure and check the Ghent Altarpiece painting if you one day end up in Ghent.
The rest of the day was open, some of us stayed in Ghent for more shopping and chocolate haunt, and some went back to Brussels for more museums. Then we had a nice dinner together and celebrated the trip finalle at a cozy pub we got recommended by our friends.
Written by: Soujud Bennis
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