Flights to Ghent usually land at the closest airport, Brussles Zaventem Airport. The flights are operated by Brussels Airlines, EasyJet, Aer Lingus, Germanwings, Vueling and Blue Air. Flights to Ghent connect the city to international destinations such as London, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gran Canaria, Hanover, Hamburg, Berlin, Milan, Oslo, Venice, Geneva, Barcelona, Turin, Alicante, Athens, Basel, and Madrid. For continuing the journey from the airport to the town of Ghent, numerous options are available. Taxis and train services are available here. A railway service is provided directly from the airport to all major cities in Belgium.
The city is replete with monuments, from old abbeys and churches to picturesque buildings that currently house modern commercial establishments. St Bravo's Cathedral is famous for its artistic works, whilst St. Bravo's Abbey, more austere in its architecture is interesting nonetheless due to its age-- it was built more than 1300 years ago. Visitors looking to shop can visit the former post office, which today is home to many retail stores. Another landmark is the indoor swimming pool, considered the oldest in the country. Once a public bathhouse, today this place also serves as a poolside lounge and public pool. The Museum of Design is another heritage building with a modern function. It houses a museum that features modern works of art and design.