Patershol, Ghent

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Wander down the medieval streets of Patershol, a historical district within the city. Previously considered a dangerous neighborhood, this area has now become one of the most desirable places to live, popular among tourists for its cozy cafes and restaurants. It is blocked off to cars, which adds to its charm. Check online for info on any events in the area, as there are often festivals in the squares with face-painting, singing, and flea markets. Plan to visit Patershol and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ghent attractions using our Ghent trip site .
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  • Top neighbourhood nice restaurants in the heart of the most beautiful city in Flanders. Nice little streets. You can get your car close to the clinics.
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  • One of the historic districts of Ghent. Cobbled alleys with cool restaurants. It has a homogeneous architectural typology. Excellent for walking and discovering a not-so-typical side of Ghent. Protected as an urban heritage.
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  • The Patershol is a jumble of alleys near the Gravensteen. It dates back to the same period. Very nicely renovated. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and even here and there possibility to stay. There is also a sauna. Nice for walking, you certainly can't skip. In August, it's the Patershol partying.
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