Travel Port in the heart of Belgium – Part II

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Cultural route:

Distraught is a good time to recreate the view in the Design Museum (Jan Breydelstraat, 5. Which opens its doors Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 and admission is five euros), housed in a XVIII century building rococo facade. There are set furniture and art deco and art nouveau, highlighting the striking wheel Alessi, miniatures based on the top floor. Crossing the beautiful bridge of Beheaded is accessed impressive Castle of the Counts of Flanders. A fortress began in the ninth century, with successive modifications to the twelfth century. Its battlements, and above all the central tower, offering views the city from different angles. A note inside the room with medieval instruments of torture, true testimony of their basement prison. At night, lit, the castle has a magical presence captivating.

Travel Port in the heart of Belgium - Part II

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River Walk:

After visiting the castle you can get into Patershol, an old working-class neighborhood become a haven for artists, whose maze of narrow cobbled streets are full of the most chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Kitsch fans should not miss De Het. Located in Kraanlei, 81. Literally, hell, a store full of thousand curious demonic images, with a restaurant frightening. And the sweet-toothed will unleash their sweet whims Temmerman in Kraanlei 79, a candy store and a variety of pastas, like the typical Neuza (noses).

Belgium of Art and Culture

Photography by Xuanxu

Those who prefer a relaxing evening you can go to the docks and do a mini cruise on the Lys River in Boat in Gent, a 50-minute historical tour, at a cost of six euros for adults and 3.50 euros for children, departing Kraanlei Pier.

There is also the option of a ride in a carriage from Sint-Baafsplein for half an hour at a cost of 30 euros, close to Belfort.

Where to eat and drink?

At sunset, the city of Ghent, is resplendent with thousands of lights illuminating its regal buildings and animation focuses on the two piers, and Graslei Korenlei. In gift of Lys, provide the best digital souvenir of the city. Their age-old walls are home to restaurants guild vanguard as the Belga Queen, located in Graslei 10. It is a multi space with live music, lounge and Belgian cuisine, or the Allegro Moderato Korenlei Street, 7 B. An elegant and sophisticated place of French haute cuisine.

A little further north in Korenmarkt, we have at The Central Club, located on the street Hoogpoort, 32, offers two rooms: Latin (salsa, merengue, bachata) and dance (music of the seventies and eighties). And nearby, for lovers of jazz, is the Hot Club de Gand Groentenmarkt Street, 15 B. Suitable for those who prefer the pub environment with tasting of Belgian beers and other beverages.

Tour in the heart of Belgium

Photography by Piutus

So we finished our tour in the heart of Belgium!

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