Saint Michael’s Church


Saint Michael’s Church (Dutch: Sint-Michielskerk) is a Roman Catholic church in GhentBelgium built in a late Gothic style. It is known for its rich interior decoration. There are numerous silver and gold artifacts in the silver collection. An important item is the relic of St Dorothea, in silver. Very famous is the relic of the sacred “Doorn” brought to the church by Mary, Queen of Scots, and a relic of the true Cross a gift of the Archduke Albrecht and Isabella in 1619.

The exterior of the sober late Gothic church is entirely constructed with sandstone from Brussels and Ledian sandstone. The church has a rich Neo-Gothic interior, including an altar and a pulpit in that style. There are various 18th century statues, including a Saint Livinus by Laurent Delvaux, a wooden St. Sebastian by J. Franciscus Allaert, eight marble statues of saints and a copy of Michelangelo‘s Madonna of Bruges by Rombaut Pauwels.

The church contains many Baroque paintings, including Christ Dying on the Cross by Anthony van Dyck, the Resurrection of Lazarus by Otto Venius and paintings by Gaspar de CrayerPhilippe de ChampaigneKarel van ManderJan BoeckhorstAntoon van den HeuvelTheodoor van Thulden and others.

There are confessionals from various style periods including a Baroque confessional from the early 17th century by François Cruyt with statues sculpted by Michiel van der Voort the Elder.

Entrance fee

Basic price free


Sint-Michielsplein 9000 Gent België
+32 9 234 28 69