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St James' Church

Bij Sint-Jacobs, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 25 26
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A romanesque church coming to life again

The church is very old and used to be closed most of the time. But the last years a group of... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Greet N
Romanesque & baroque with super french fries aronud the corner

Origin 1093, several times rebuild / rennovated. Romanesque & baroque styles. Around the square... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Ghent, Belgium
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“flea market” (4 reviews)
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Bij Sint-Jacobs, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 25 26
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The church is very old and used to be closed most of the time. But the last years a group of volunteers keeps it open more often. The interior is not very special, the church is dark and not inviting. But the volunteers have started...More

1  Thank Greet N
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Origin 1093, several times rebuild / rennovated. Romanesque & baroque styles. Around the square: one of the best shops for french fries.

Thank lieven333
Reviewed 28 July 2017

One of the oldest churches in Ghent and definitely worth a visit. Linked to to the rich history of this city and its roots, it caries the traces and souvenirs of a long history. Many old families preferred this church to the "newer" cathedral and...More

Thank dierik
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This old church, expanded through the ages, is well worth a visit, if it is open. But as it belongs now to the "open kerken" it is now regularly open to visitors. Inside there are the graves (or rather memorials) for jan Palfijn, who is...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

St James Church is one of the oldest churches in Ghent, it has two beautiful towers in Romanesque architecture. The place around this church is also famous for the antique market you can find here on fridays, saturdays and sundays. This is also known as...More

Thank HugoColle
Reviewed 17 March 2017

again another in Europe, i live right next to the church when i was there. nice view from my windows and it was quite.

Thank HuyenNP
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Saint James or Sint Jacob is the same church, A beautiful church inside and out. Its design is Romanesque in the medieval era. It is a catholic church in Ghent.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This church is quite large and has as it's main feature it's two large steeples to the front. I only saw it from the outside but it is open at the weekends to go inside.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Why for travelers? Because this church was built in 1093 and consecrated to Saint James (Santjago). Most likely, the construction work had to do with the arrival of pilgrims during their journey on the Camino de Santiago. They were called first tourists. The crusaders were...More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 18 August 2016

It is out of the way and after all the big churches in the center this will not be in almost anyone list. But this is a big mistake, it is an old church older than the others and the stile is not something common...More

1  Thank thor2705
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