Saint Peter's Abbey, Ghent

Local nameSint-Pietersabdij
LocationGhent, Belgium

Saint Peter's Abbey is a former Benedictine abbey in Ghent, Belgium, now a museum and exhibition centre.

Saint Peter's was founded in the late 7th century by Amandus, a missionary sent by the Frankish kings to Christianize the pagan inhabitants of the region, who founded two monasteries in the area, St. Bavo's, and Saint Peter's on the Blandijnberg. During the winter of 879-80, the abbey was raided and plundered by the Normans, and it remained relatively poor until the 10th century, when donations of property and relics by Count Arnulf I considerably enriched it, as did further donations by Arnulf's cousin King Edgar of England.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Peter's_Abbey,_Ghent

Coordinates 51°2'30.49" N 3°43'37.415" E

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