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Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant)

Address: Place Reine Astrid 3-5, Dinant B-5500, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 0 82 22 36 70
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Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Dinant
Type: Architectural buildings, Castles, History museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.
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Type: Architectural buildings, Castles, History museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Expensive to get in, and everything was closed: restaurant, even toilets. No warning at the gate. Very expensive parking to get into Dinant, which is not really worth it anyway.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There are three ways to get to the citadel. In high season there is a cable car. If you are a bit younger or in very good shape or have a lot of time there is a 408 step stairway carved into the cliff. Unfortunately what goes up that way must come down that way. Or there is the way... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Dinant is special and simple, and breathtakingly beautiful. I found a picture online of Dinant and had to see it in person. The citadel is full of WW1 history, and has a small museum, (with info in a few languages- including English), to teach the events that took place there. I wouldn't miss this- the admission ticket, (I think it... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very nice to visit this interesting spot. Great if you view if from the water too. The whole place gives you a more village feeling instead of a city. We had a wonderful time here.

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Lummen, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The citadel is built on a rock near the city centre. You can go to the citadel with a cable car. This is of course a great attraction. You can also drive there with your car or take the steps. I chose the cable car, because with this you have a beautiful view over the city. The entrance price is... More 

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KL, Malaysia
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207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Citadelle is a marvellous attraction, especially this year, which marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I. There is a special exhibition (covered in the €8 per adult admission fee) that takes you through the experiences of the inhabitants of Dinant (the Belgian city which suffered the most civilian murders at the hands of the German troops... More 

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The citadel of Dinant is a must do activity if you are here! If you can, take the stairs to go upside or to go downside, you have some real nice spots to take some pictures of the city! Also the castle is a must do! There was a presentation of world war I if we went, and it was... More 

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New Delhi, India
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The citadel occupies the top of the hill and the panoramic views from the top are stunning. The exhibition inside on world war 2 and the role played by the citadel is interesting, however, the citadel is just about 1 room and some outer section. Thus I liked the room but was anticipating more but learnt that there was no... More 

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Dubai
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Unless you are a saxophone fanatic (which I am not), the only reason to go to Dinant is for one of the nicest scenic views in Belgium (see photo). While there, do go up to the Citadel. At the end of the tour, you will wonder: "Humm, the engineer who worked on this WWI shelter reproduction must be drunk while... More 

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are in Dinant there's no reason why you wouldn't visit the citadel. We drove directly to the citadel and took the telephrique down to the town. The citadel offers a great view of the valley, and has some interesting display and information about the history of Dinant.

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