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“Impressive Structure”

Saint Nicholas Church
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Toronto, Canada
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“Impressive Structure”
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Saint Nicholas suffers from its location. As cathedrals go, it is less ornate and much more simple than many you would see on a tour of Europe, or even Belgium. What makes matters a bit more difficult, is that it is in the heart of Ghent, which is so beautiful that it makes Saint Nicholas look rather staid by contrast.

Definitely take a few moments to stop in and look around. It is a beautiful place that is diluted by all the beauty that surrounds it.

Visited December 2013
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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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“Its free so why not”
Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

Nice church with a well used and loved feel. Easy to wander round and have a look so why not. The church is in the heart of the city and part of the three towers run.

Visited December 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“nice to have a look”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

If you have the time and interested in one for church, this one is for free so you can enjoy it's beauty. Not a must-see.

Visited December 2013
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Built IN 11th Century”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

the first church of Saint Nicholas was built around the middle of the 11th century. The towers were design entirely in gothic style.
During the French revolution the chorch was used as horse stable.

Visited August 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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“The exterior is better than the inside”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Magnificent exterior in High Gothic style, the inside of the church is not that exceptional but you might as well have a quick look inside while passing by.

Visited August 2013
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