Sint-Baafsabdij gevel deur
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St Bavo’s Abbey

You are standing on historic soil. In the 7th century, Amandus of Ghent founded St Bavo’s Abbey in an attempt to convert the residents of Ganda (Latin for ‘Ghent’). The ruins now make up one of the most poetic sites in Ghent.

Sint-Pietersabdij kampvuur

Our historic houses are temporarily closing their doors.

Everything is quiet. Quiet in our abbeys, our city palaces, our castle. Just now, more than ever, our houses long for your admiring glances from the keep, your whispers in the corridors, your daydreaming in our salons, your smiles as you listen to our our audio guides and your cheerful conversations afterwards in the Pietersbar. Just when we all want to be out and about, looking for warmth and security. Just when a little culture would be so healing... But needs must...

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Sint-Baafsabdij deur tuin
© Marthe Hoet

Come and discover this magnificent place

St Bavo’s Abbey is open from April to November on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m. Guided tours are possible all year round.