Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Ghent

Ghent is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Ghent one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Ghent is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Ghent or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Ghent. Explore the historical monuments of Ghent with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Ghent guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Ghent page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

Are you looking for a Ghent travel itinerary? Create an itinerary within minutes, on your own!

Let's witness the history of Ghent with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Gravensteen Castle

    #1 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Gravensteen Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:15 pm Details

    Indomitable. That’s the first word in my head when I look at Gravensteen. With two metre thick walls, a medieval moat, a time worn look and a prominent position on the Ghent skyline, the castle ...Read more

  2. St. Bavo's Cathedral

    #2 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    St. Bavo's Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    In the crypt of this classic Gothic church you’ll find the Romanesque remains of the chapel around which the cathedral was built. Most of what you see was built through the 14th–16th centu...Read more

  3. Belfort Van Gent

    #3 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Belfort Van Gent

    Tags: Landmark, Tower, Specialty Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Look up at the very top of this bell tower and you’ll see a dragon. That dragon keeps watch over Ghent and guards the municipal privileges of Ghent that are kept in the secrecy room. As far as t...Read more

  4. Patershol

    #4 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Patershol

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: Corduwaniersstraat, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Another historical neighbourhood, Patershol has been around for a while. It was a major cultural and religious centre in the Middle Ages, becoming a fashionable hangout during the modern era and then ...Read more

  5. Museum Of Fine Arts

    #5 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Museum Of Fine Arts

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: FernandScribedreef 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    While the museum focuses on Flemish Art, there is quite a bit of extra regional artistic representation here too. There are a large number of sculptures; an extensive Medieval Ages collection; artwork...Read more

  6. Museum Over Industrie, Arbeid En Textiel

    #6 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Museum Over Industrie, Arbeid En Textiel

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: MIAT, Minnemeers 9, 9000 Ghent

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Gent built its fortune on textiles in the medieval ages; t might be the only reason that the city prospered and survivied. In tribute to that legacy, they’ve built this museum on Gent’s pr...Read more

  7. Stam Gent City Museum

    #7 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Stam Gent City Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Architecture

    Address: Godshuizenlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    There is no single historical factor that influenced Gent more than others. The city has many layers to it’s identity it’s a cultural hotspot, a seaport, a student town and a historical de...Read more

  8. Gildenhuis Vrije Schippers

    #8 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Gildenhuis Vrije Schippers

    Tags: Heritage Building

    Address: Graslei 14, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    The city of Gent houses many historical buildings, and if you are also on a historical tour of the city, you should pay a visit to Gildenhuis van de Vrije Schippers. Located on the eastern side of the...Read more

  9. Stadhuis Gent

    #9 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Stadhuis Gent Image
    ©

    Tags: Hall

    Address: Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  10. Town Hall

    #10 of 10 Historical Places in Ghent
    Town Hall Image
    ©

    Tags: Hall

    Address: Gent, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Find Your Ghent Attractions on Map

Types of Things To Do in Ghent

Find more attractions and places to visit in Ghent under these things to do categories.

Top Tours for Historical Places in Ghent

More Historical Places to Visit in Ghent, Belgium