Ghent Market Hall
- Address: 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA 95441, USA, Ghent, Belgium
- Phone: +1-7078571471
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids
In the location of Ghent, Belgium, the Ghent Market Hall is a unique building which will surely catch your attention. The place has become a preferred meeting place of the local people as they may sit there together and enjoy a meal as the place features a restaurant. Especially during the festival of Christmas, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery becomes a vibrant Christmas market. People of e age group find the place suitable to spend their leisurely hours.
- Bus 2930 to stop - Gent Stadhuis
I love Belgium! I can reach any places just by train and it won’t even take me this long. I loved Ghent and I felt really lucky I was able to see it during late evening: the lights, the atmosphere, the fact that it was raining and almost no one was there…everything felt creepy as well as magical at the same time! Even though it was a really brief visit, it was worth!
There are many reviewers here who have doubts about this building, a view I understand that is shared by many Ghentians. However our guide on a tour noted that the whole area (including the sunken garden next to the new building) used to be a car park, so surely anything is an improvement. Personally, I loved the building more every time I passed by it. It shows that Ghent is a living city and not a museum with this generation looking to add a quality building with a modern flavour to the city''s stock. It's clearly a great meeting place and when we were there there was live music being played and the space had great acoustics. Without wanting to sound grandiose the basic shape of the roof and the space reflected the local venacular, reminescent of medieval market buildings. If you spend any time in Ghent's historic centre you're going to walk by it so why not check it out and form your own view
Others have said that it sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the old buildings but I didn't notice that at the time; I just thought it was a great market venue and its being modern didn't jarr with me at all. The market itself was great with lots of food sellers in particular. Of course, the old town is beautiful and the buildings are charming. Ghent is a delightful city.
The building created controversy when raised. Very modern design with wood and concrete. However it really fits well in the medieval area and reminds clearly of the covered market placed from past time. Acoustic is quite good: public pianos, choirs or violinists will make good use of it.
Sticks out like a sore thumb between the historic building surrounding it. But I have to admit they hold some great events here. I'll never forget the mardi Grass during the festival of ghent!!!