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City Gent has a lively centre with some superb buildings, narrow attractive streets, a network of canals, a cathedral and some good museums. Good for eating, with a mixture of French and Flemish cuisine and plenty of bars. Ghent 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. The city centre lies at the confluence of rivers Scheldt and Lys. City Ghent is situated at the crossing of the European routes E17 and E40. In terms of population it is Belgium's second largest municipality, and it is Belgium's fourth largest agglomeration.

Wondered to find that much of the city's mdieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved. Its center is the largest carfree area in Belgium. Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the Belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour. Gent is host to some big cultural events such as the Gentse Feesten, I Love Techno, Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, and Festival van Vlaannderen. City Ghent houses some of the most important museums, such as, Museum of Fine Arts, City Museum for Contemporary Art, etc.

Look at Gent map, which gives an overview of the city and other various interesting places. Locate yourself wherever you want and enjoy Gent tourism to your heart content. Logon for you safe accommodation at hotel Ghent and have a royal meal at restaurants Ghent with extra flavor of the continental cuisine.

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