Often described as the cultural capital of Flanders, Ghent is a vibrant town on the banks of the Lys River and a must-visit day trip from Antwerp, just an hour away. Explore the medieval town center and see the soaring gothic tower of St. Bavo’s Cathedral, which is home to Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece, one of Belgium’s greatest artworks. And visit Gravensteen castle to see its museum of "judicial" devices, including an authentic guillotine.
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