We encourage you to discover Ghent, because it will surprise you, thrill and transport to the 15 th Century.
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Gent, born at the confluence of two rivers, the Lys and the Scheldt, named the city by this confluence, has been one of the most important cities of Flanders for centuries. Gent gains importance during the 14th and 15th centuries, thanks to its important textile industry and its powerful cloth guild. Ghent became a commercial center of Europe and one of the most rich, prosperous, populated and powerful cities of all the continent.
Thanks to all of this, Ghent shows proudly nowadays to all its visitors its splendid medieval building, perfectly preserved. In Ghent the visitor can admire one of the best cathedrals of
Belgium who is home of masterpieces, several gothic churches built thanks to prosperous and rich guilds, a medieval port, in which riverland guilds are presented nowadays thanks to its medieval houses, medieval market halls of different food products who show the
medieval technical improvements and obviously its splendid castle, who is the best conserved castle of all Flanders.
Ghent leaves no one indifferent. In Belgium there is always one question made: whom do you prefer? Dad or mum?, in different words: Brugge or Ghent? Why not both! We encourage you to discover Ghent, because it will surprise you, thrill and transport to the 15 th Century.