Saint Nicholas Church in Ghent

Inside the Saint Nicholas Church in Ghent

Inside the Saint Nicholas Church in Ghent

One might be surprised to know that there is another large church near the Saint Bavo’s Cathedral. While it is not exactly right beside Saint Bavo’s Cathedral. It is still very much within walking distance of it. Saint Nicholas Church is probably the first church that I saw in Ghent. When it was raining the previous time we were here. We sought some shelter from the rain near where the church stands. For some reason we didn’t go in the church that day, probably because I was already in a rotten mood that I didn’t feel like exploring anymore. Fortunately, the weather is much better today that we don’t need to scurry from one place to another.

Altar of the Saint Nicholas Church in Ghent

Altar of the Saint Nicholas Church in Ghent

Saint Nicholas church is considered a Gothic church but with a local flavor. It seems that the design isn’t entirely Gothic. It takes design cues from the large cathedral in Tournai which we were supposed to visit that day but couldn’t because of a train strike. I guess this is a suitable replacement for it. As you might expect of a Gothic cathedral, it is large and has very high ceilings. One thing that struck me was that how small the inside was. Considering that it was a cathedral, there were only a few columns of chairs here. Something also feels off about the church as well but I can’t put my finger on it.

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