St. Bavon Abbey

The abbey founded in the 7C, then rebuilt in the 10C, was turned into a citadel called the "Spaniards' Castle". by Emperor Charles V. It was demolished in the 19C and the only abbey remains are one Gothic cloister gallery, the Romanesque lavabo, chapter-house gemeled windows and especially the 12C refectory with its fine ship's hull-shaped timber ceiling, Romanesque frescoes and a large collection of tombstones.

Useful information

Address:

Gandastr. 7, 9000 Gent

Phone:

+32 9 225 96 44

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: Fri-Sun 2pm‑6pm (Sun only in Dec)

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