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 GHENT (Flem. Gent, Fr. Gand) - Online Information article about GHENT (Flem. Gent, Fr. Gand)
Devil), a 13th-century tower formerly belonging to one of the patrician families, now restored and used as the See also:
Dict., is a combination of bergen, to protect, and frida, safety or peace; the word thus meaning a shelter; the change from r to 1,—
Belfry (Beffroi), a square tower some 300 ft. high, built 1183-1339.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /GEO_GNU/GHENT_Flem_Gent_Fr_Gand_.html   (2773 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Belfry
In Belgium, one of the earliest architectural expressions of the newly acquired independence (12th century) was the erection of a belfry.
The belfry at Ghent was commenced in 1183, but the stonework was only completed in 1337.
Originally it denoted a tower in which sentinels were placed to ring bells and thus give notice of the approach of the enemy, or a tower used in besieging a fortified place; it was of wood and movable.
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 The Belfry tower in Ghent.
The Belfry tower of Ghent is perhaps one of the most impressive ones in Flanders.
In case of fire or attacks from a foreign army the population was warned with bells.
At the same time, the towers were used as the command headquarters of the city's militia, and as watch towers to overlook the city.
www.trabel.com /gent/gent-belfry.htm   (478 words)

  
 Architecture in Belgium: Ghent
The belfry at Ghent is a fortified guard tower; the lowest chamber was used to store the city charters at one time.
The town hall in Ghent is larger than that of Audenarde, and was built over a long period of time.
The Guild Houses in Ghent along the Graslei are among the most important from the renaissance era.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/ghent_arch.html   (237 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Belfry
The belfry at Ghent was commenced in 1183, but the stonework was only completed in 1337.
In Belgium, one of the earliest architectural expressions of the newly acquired independence (12th century) was the erection of a belfry.
FERGUSSON History of Architecture, I, 600, 601; II, 101; PARKER, Glossary of Architecture, I, 53: NICHOLSON, Glossary of Architecture, I. Dictionary of Architecture and Archaeology, 82; Dictionary of Architecture, Architectural Publication Society, I, 57; STURGIS, Dictionary of Architecture, I, 268, 272.
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 Encyclopedia: Ghent
Ghent was the birthplace of Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain, Charles V, and of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
Desteldonk is a parish in the municipality of Ghent in the Belgian province of East Flanders.
Ghent (once Gaunt in English, Gent in Dutch, Gand in French) is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of East Flanders, of which it is the capital.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ghent   (3285 words)

  
 CityIndex Travel: Accommodation: Hotel accomodation in Ghent Belgium
Ghent: port and cultural city, it's beautiful cathedral, its various historic monuments, numerous terraces and restaurants....it's really worth a visit.
Come and stay in the hart of Ghent in our family hotel which is the oldest of Ghendt(1888).
Reputedly the oldest guest house in Europe, dating back to 1228, the hotel Cours St. George / St. Jorishof stands in the city centre in the historic part of Ghent.
cityindex.com /travel/belgium/ghent   (1003 words)

  
 Hotel Sofitel Ghent Belfort : Ghent Belgium Hotel
Hotel Sofitel Ghent Belfort is conveniently located in the very center of the historic inner city, close to St. Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry, St. Nicholas Church and the Castle of the Count of Flander..
Hotel Sofitel Ghent Belfort is located in the centre of Ghent, once ruled by the Emperor Charles V, beside the Saint-Bavon Cathedral and Town Hall, this hotel was built in the Art Nouveau style.
Hotel Sofitel Ghent Belfort offers 124 rooms, 3 suites and 2 non smoking floors.
www.holidaycityeurope.com /sofitel-belfort-ghent   (155 words)

  
 Hotel Campanile Ghent, Belgium
the Castle of the Counts, the Belfry, the St.-Bavo's Cathedral, the museums, the boat excursions on the Ghent waterways, the carriage trips, the Beguinages.
2 km from the historical center of Ghent with f.e.
Central location (50 km) between Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp and the Belgian coast.
www.hotels-europe.com /campanile/belgium/gent.htm   (165 words)

  
 Ghent
The Belfry tower (which stands next to Cloth Hall) was extremely interesting and the tour Tina and I took was excellent.
This huge cathedral is one of the most interesting I have visited from an interior architecture and artifact stand point.
The architecture is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque.
powerclicktech.com /curtisj/belgium/ghent.htm   (165 words)

  
 Ghent
From St Michael's bridge there is a wonderful view on the skyline of Ghent with the three impressive towers of St Nicholas' Church, the Belfry with its bell tower and St Bavo's cathedral with the world famous painting "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by Jan van Eyck.
Ghent is situated at the intersection of the motorways E17 and E40 and can easily be reached by car.
Ghent (in Dutch : Gent) is the fourth largest city of Belgium with about 250.000 inhabitants.
www.student.unimaas.nl /U.Kabayoglu/ghent.htm   (532 words)

  
 Gent Belgium Tourist, Travel and Hotels guide.
Tucked away in the heart of Ghent, in the shadows of the town hall, Sofitel Gent Belfort is proud to bear the name of the majestic belfry (Belfort) on which the dragon is proudly overlooking the city of Ghent
The Ghent-River-Hotel is a 4 stars hotel situated in the city center of Gent, near the Vrijdagsmarkt.
This modern but cosy and friendly hotel is located right in the heart of the historic city center of Gent, between the Belfry and the famous Korenlei.
www.hotelsgent.com   (770 words)

  
 saint_bavo_cathedral
The Ghent University, founded in 1816, is the center of Flemish literature and Saint Bavo Cathedral's andquot;The Adoration of the Mystic Lambandquot; by Jan van Eyck is considered to be the pinnacle of...
Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along...
Different kinds of museums and historical buildings such as Sint-Baafs Kathedraal (Saint Bavo Cathedral), the Belfry and the Sint-Niklaaskerk (Saint Nicolas church) can be visited.
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 De Bruycker Essay
This is the case with several etchings of 1914 concerning renovations on the Ghent Belfry, such as De man van t'belfort (The Man from the Belfry (cat.
These, and some of his other city views, such as La Porte St. Denis, Paris (Le Roy 154) offer a more splendid civic face than we are used to in De Bruycker's art, and it is possible that these were in fact done to cultivate patronage outside of Ghent.
De braves gens de la rue Haute et de la rue des Minimes m'ont offert l'hospitalité de leur grenier et de leur mansardes.
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 Laarne Flanders Bed & Breakfast - Laarne Bed and Breakfast Inns Hotels Accommodations Accomodations Lodging Travel
Laarne is a small village located a few kilometers east of Ghent, in one of the most green areas in the Ghent periphery and is ideally situated for exploring Belgium.
Day trips inlcude, visits to Bruges,the Venice of the North, Brussels, the capital, Antwerp,,the city of Rubens, world famous painter, and Ghent,the ancient capital of Flanders.Within 300 km are cities and landscapes of Holland (Amsterdam, Rotterdam), Germany (Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn), and France (Paris and Calais with the Chunnel under the English Channel).
Local attractions include St. Bavo's, the Belfry and Carollon, the Castle of the Counts, and The Water Castle of Laarne, one of the best preserved medieval castles.
www.ibbp.com /europe/belgium/laarne.html   (233 words)

  
 city of gent
Tourist Office Gent : Crypt of the Belfry Tower - St.Baafsplein 17A - 9000 Gent tel: 09.266.52.32 // 09.224.15.55 The city of Ghent has a broad range of...
St.Baafsplein 17A - 9000 Gent tel: 09.266.52.32 // 09.224.15.55 The city of Ghent has a broad range of visitor activities.
Klik hier om verder te gaan Het Caféplan is een initiatief
gante2000-01.iespana.es /city_of_gent.htm   (249 words)

  
 Belgium - Regions and Art Cities / Flanders
Its Belfry (or Belfort) and Cloth Hall are among the finest monuments of the great era of Flemish clothworking, and within the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Bavo resides one of the greatest works of art ever created-- The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb --also known simply as the Ghent Altarpiece, by the brothers Van Eyck.
The Belfry (13th and 15th century) at the old city center is widely considered Belgium's finest, with a carillon that has rung out the quarter hour for nearly seven and a half centuries.
Although there is evidence that the area was inhabited as far back as Neolithic times, the beginning of Bruges' history, as a pre-eminent commercial and cultural center, is marked by the great Dunkerque Floods of the twelfth century.
www.interknowledge.com /belgium/bxart02.htm   (249 words)

  
 Hotel Sofitel Ghent Belfort : Ghent Belgium Hotel
Hotel Sofitel Ghent Belfort is conveniently located in the very center of the historic inner city, close to St. Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry, St. Nicholas Church and the Castle of the Count of Flander..
Hotel Sofitel Ghent Belfort is located in the centre of Ghent, once ruled by the Emperor Charles V, beside the Saint-Bavon Cathedral and Town Hall, this hotel was built in the Art Nouveau style.
The 8 meeting rooms are available for up to 450 peoples.
www.holidaycityeurope.com /sofitel-belfort-ghent   (249 words)

  
 Spring Flower Belgium/Holland • 4Winds Specialty Tours • 4windstours.com
After breakfast time to explore Ghent, by streetcar to the center of Ghent, to view the St. Bavo Cathedral, with its famous art work, Visit to "Het Gravensteen", the Castle of the Counts (built in 1180).
Bicyclists can go from board for a bicycle ride, Walkers wait until they arrive in Antwerp, then everybody can go and spend the rest of the day in town.
The three impressive towers can be viewed from St. Michaels bridge (St. Nicholas, Belfry & St. Bavo Cathedral), etc. After lunch bike to Dendermonde.
www.4windstours.com /tour_bruges_flower.shtml   (1034 words)

  
 The next day, to help work off our over-indulgence, we toured downtown Ghent again - this time on bicycle! A classic Ghent photo shot with the "Three towers" in the background: Saint Nicholas' Church, the Belfry and St. Bavo's Cathedral.
A classic Ghent photo shot with the "Three towers" in the background: Saint Nicholas' Church, the Belfry and St. Bavo's Cathedral.
The next day, to help work off our over-indulgence, we toured downtown Ghent again - this time on bicycle!
81.216.206.138 /ghent/28-citybike-1-0.html   (1034 words)

  
 Ghent : QuicklyFind Info
Interesting highlights are the Sint-Baafs cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the gravensteen, and the Graslei.
When the Franks invaded the Roman territories (from the end of the 4th century and well into the 5th century) they brought their language with them and Ghent became a region where Celtic and Latin were replaced by (ancient) Dutch.
Today, the center of the city still has several large towers, the belfry, Saint Nicholas and Saint Baafs churches are just a few examples of what is called the 'Manhattan of the Middle Ages'.
www.quicklyfind.com /info/Ghent.htm   (613 words)

  
 gent
From St Michael's bridge there is a wonderful view on the skyline of Ghent with the three impressive towers of St Nicholas' Church, the Belfry with its bell tower and St Bavo's cathedral with the worldfamous painting "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by Jan van Eyck.
Before the cathedral and the Royal Dutch Theater, we see the statue of Jan Frans Willems (1793-1846), known as the founder of the Flemish Movement.
The art of painting is represented by 2 masterpieces: The Adoration of The Mystic Lamb by Jan Van Eyck (1432), st-Bavo's Entry into the Monastery by P.P. Rubens (1623).
www.litardos.com /europe2001/Belgium/gent.htm   (613 words)

  
 Ghent, Belgium
The picture of the Belfort was taken by a friend of mine, Francoise Beaufays, during the Gentse Feesten ("Festivities of Ghent") this summer.
The Belfort ("belfry") was a symbol of the power of the guilds and the city.
This is a yearly 10-day festival during the week of the 21st of July (Belgian national holiday celebrating the ascension of King Leopold to the throne in 1831).
www.cs.unm.edu /~patrik/ghent.html   (504 words)

  
 Ghent : City Layout
Most of the city's important sights -- including the Town Hall, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and the Belfry -- lie within.8km ( 1/2 mile) of the Korenmarkt.
The Leie River winds through the center to connect with the Scheldt River and a network of canals that lead to the busy port area.
Save your shoe leather and energy for sightseeing in the oldest part of town.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=3095&catID=3095024195   (504 words)

  
 Ghent, page 2
From here you also have the best view over the famous 'panorama of the three towers' (St. Nicholas church, the Belfry and St Bavo cathedral).
This is the spot from which to admire the architectural wealth of Ghent.
Behind the Saint Bavo Cathedral one can see the 'Geeraard de Duivel Steen', or the castle of Gerald the Devil.
home.earthlink.net /~fgilmand/ghent2.htm   (504 words)

  
 Oceania Cruises - Cruises & Destinations - Excursions - Glorious Ghent
Laid out before you is the old port with its gabled guild houses, the 1,000-year-old Castle of the Counts and the famous “Row of the Three Towers,” St. Nicholas Church, the Belfry Tower and St. Bavo’s Cathedral.
Ghent is extraordinary for its stunning cathedral, castle and historic core.
By the time it was consecrated much of the interior Gothic decoration had been destroyed in the iconoclasm of 1566.
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 short and long stays with sweet dreams in bed and breakfast Cuberdon Ghent Bed and Breakfast Inn
the Castle of the Counts, the Belfry, the Graslei, the Saint Bavo's Cathedral, S.M.A.K. (museum of modern art), Flanders Expo (fairs & concerts)
These recreational facilities and attractions are all within 4 miles of Cuberdon B&B. More Belgium bed and breakfasts, country inns, small luxury hotels, accommodation and lodging
www.innsite.com /inns/B010767.html   (504 words)

  
 Sofitel Gent Belfort Hotel - Book hotel in City Ghent Belgium
Sofitel Gent Belfort Hotel is located in the centre of Ghent, beside the Saint-Bavon Cathedral and Town Hall.
The Ghent River Hotel is situated on the right bank of the Leie; in front of a small square and next to it a medieval waterstraatjes...
It is close to the Town Hall, Belfry Tower, St Bavo Cathedral, Museums and shops...
www.salzburg-hotel.com /Belgium/Ghent/Sofitel_Gent_Belfort_Hotel.html   (504 words)

  
 Ghent Books
Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the gravensteen, and the Graslei.
The city is host to some big cultural events such as the Gentse Feesten, I Love Techno, Flanders International Film Festival Ghent and Festival van Vlaanderen.
Its center is the largest carfree area in Belgium.
www.zonneke.com /en/belgianBooks.php?id=98   (504 words)

  
 Ghent
Ghent and St. Nicholas Cathedral from the Belfry Tower
Saint Bavo houses a prized masterpiece: "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" (the Eyck brothers; completed by Jan Eyck in 1432).
This huge cathedral is one of the most interesting I have visited from an interior architecture and artifact stand point.
powerclicktech.com /curtisj/belgium/ghent.htm   (504 words)

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