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Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent
Saint Bavo's Cathedral Ghent

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Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent © www.lukasweb.be-
Art in Flanders vzw, foto Hugo Maertens

Building History of the Cathedral

The imposing building we see now
is the result of a labour of love which took centuries to complete.

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The Diocese of Ghent and the Chapter

The diocese of Ghent was created by the Papal Bull "Super Universitas"
issued by Pope Paul IV on the 12th of May 1559.
Previously this territory formed part
of the dioceses of Cambrai, Tournai and Utrecht.

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Bells

In the 18th century, the cathedral had a carillon with 39 bells.
Today, the tower contains only 3 bells.

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History

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