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Ghent, Belgium: a cultural city guide

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Ghent -  Belgium
Ghent  is Belgium's second largest municipality and fourth largest agglomeration after Brussels, Antwerp and Liege.
Ghent -  Belgium
This attractive medieval canal city has long been overlooked by visitors on the traditional art-town hop between Belgium’s big three.

Ghent -  Belgium
 Ghent is thriving as many young people choose to live here instead of in the countryside or the crowded and disintegrating city centers of Brussels and Antwerp.

Ghent -  Belgium
Known as Gent in Flemish and Gand in French, Ghent was medieval Europe’s largest city outside Paris.
Ghent -  Belgium
In a unique way, the beautiful Ghent has managed to preserve its medieval power
while keeping up with the time
Ghent -  Belgium
Ghent is a city of history. During the Middle Ages, it was one of the richest and most powerful cities in Europe.
Ghent -  Belgium
Sitting on the junction of the Leie and Scheldt Rivers, it was the seat of the counts of Flanders who built a fearsome castle, Het Gravensteen, that’s visible today.
Ghent -  Belgium
Modern Ghent certainly cannot be overlooked either. The city has an important port, thanks to the canal Ghent-Terneuzen which allows sea-going vessels to bring their products to the city and its industrial hinterland.
Ghent -  Belgium
By the mid-14th century Ghent had become Europe’s largest cloth producer, importing wool
 from England and employing thousands of people.


Ghent -  Belgium
The name Ghent comes from the Celtic word 'ganda', which means 'confluence' (i.e. that of the Scheldt and Lys Rivers).
Ghent -  Belgium


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