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Gravensteen Castle

Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
09-225-9306
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Ranked #11 of 103 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Type: Castles, History Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Owner description: The only surviving "castle of the count."

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The first time I ever set eyes on a castle and I was thrilled as we went in. I imagined the passageway lit by torches but it was a gross disappoint as I couldn't go inside because I use a wheelchair. The person at the counter was also not very helpful though there was special mention of 'rolstoel' access on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Okay, So I did like visiting this castle. It was very interesting to see how it had been redone since it had been discovered a way back when although maybe a little cheeky the way parts were reconstructed to make it look more medieval for tourists....The thing was, it was quite clear they had basically rebuilt the castle and tried... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Just got back from Ghent for the weekend and while there we visited the castle. Was advertised at a Winter Wonderland. Was 10 euros each to get in. It was pretty poor! Not very christmassy..Was expecting a little more. We had a walk round the castle and the view from the top was pretty nice. Just thought all in all... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It is an imposing edifice. The torture exhibit gave me the creeps. Great views of the city from the turrets high above

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stara zagora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great medieval castle in the center of this outstanding city. There is a small but interesting exhibition of armor and weapons from the middle ages. Also torture aids and instruments. Its a MUST SEE sight in Ghent.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the castle! The castle was transformed into "a winter wonderland" during our visit which gave it a Christmas-like atmosphere. We loved that there is a set route to follow through the castle as it helped us to see everything there is to see. The information boards along the route helped us to make sense... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Well worth a visit, this castle is perhaps small on the scale of others but it has some excellent displays, especially of various instruments of torture in the 'torture museum' which is set out in the old 'courtroom' of the Flanders counts. The castle was also beautifully decorated for Christmas at the time that we visited which the kids particularly... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are in Gent, don't miss it! I visited with friends, but it is good attraction for family, especially with small children.

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Where else in Belgium would you find a real old castle in the middle of the city? It has a wonderful collection of old punishment tools, really cool.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When you're stopping for one or a few days in Ghent, the Castle is a hotspot to visit and realy worth it! It will bring you back to anciant history just in the middle of this beautiful city Ghent is! don't hesitate, its cheap and nearby. Go for it :-) Luc & Daisy, living in Ghent

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