St Michael's Bridge
In the neighbourhood
Ask ten inhabitants of Ghent what the most beautiful place in their city is and nine will answer the Graslei.
You are on historic ground here. In the 7th century, Amandus van Gent founded St Bavo’s Abbey here in an attempt to convert the inhabitants of this city of Ganda.
Ganda, as Ghent was originally called, arose at the confluence of the Lys and the Scheldt.