St Michael's Bridge, Ghent

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Enjoy one of the best views in the city from St Michael's Bridge, where you'll get a 360-degree perspective of the town's main attractions. These include the Old Fish Market, Castle of the Counts, and "Three Tower Row," all of which you can see in a panoramic cityscape. The pedestrian bridge is named for the church that resides on one end, recognizable for its large Gothic windows. A winged St. Michael watches over the pathway from the top of a lamppost. Don't be shy about asking one of the friendly locals to snap a photo of you on the bridge with the city in the background. Using our custom trip planner, Ghent attractions like St Michael's Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A quiet bridge from the q can see and photograph the three most emblematic towers of this beautiful city. Night is not to be missed!
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  • I loved it here. For a keen amateur photographer this was somewhere photography was made easy. It is probably harder to take a bad photo that a good one. A must see, just for the views!!  more »
  • From the bridge you can see the rich and beautiful it is this city, also from there you can go very quickly to several monument of the city as the St. Nicholas Cathedral or Castle
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  • Picturesque bridge. It's actually not as old as it looks and was constructed when Ghent hosted the world fair in 1913 as a part of a beautification effort by the city government.
  • Bridge may not be a destination in its own right, but it offers great views of and access to St Michaelskerk, which is very visit worthy. Note: Pay attention to which services are in Flemmische.
  • Arguably the best looking bridge in the city. Great spot for your photo moments. The scenery is wonderful!
  • A bridge with a magnificent view! 6stars out of 5! :)
  • So much beauty, beautiful architecture reflecting centuries of care and good taste! This area well deserves a few days of slow exploration and the restaurants and bars deserve your good attention.

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One of Belgium's main cities, Ghent offers a good variety of places to stay. Because of its proximity to the capital city of Brussels and the city of Bruges, Ghent has fewer options than one might expect for a city of its size. Locals recommend booking a room in advance. The city has options for travelers on any budget, from inexpensive hostels to pricier hotels, with most visitors choosing to stay within the historical center. Prices drop slightly as you move away from the Old Town.
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