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Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: 09-225-9306
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Description: The only surviving "castle of the count."

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Imposing by its stracture

You can not miss this medieval fortification in the middle of the city. Its walls are impressive, and a typical example of medieval military architecture

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very well restored castle right in the city centre. The entrance fee is €5 which is actually good value for what you get. Fun for children and adults. There is a room dedicated to torture in middle ages which I wouldn't recommend for children.

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SF Bay area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful castle in a wonderful city. The stonework, history and workout to get to the top (with a beautiful view of the city) make it a must visit when in Ghent. This and the belfry are at the top,of our list.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

represents the past of ghent on a beautiful way. The castle has a variety of weapons , torture methods , plans of ancient ghent and more ! You also get a beautiful view of new and old ghent on top of the ancient castle. At a cheap price , and even free for residents of ghent, it is definitely a... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visit the castle, the towers and the ramparts. Be ready to climb steep stairs! Or walk along the walls and feel like the soldiers watching from above.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

You can not miss this medieval fortification in the middle of the city. Its walls are impressive, and a typical example of medieval military architecture

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It's rare to be able to around walk a town with a 14th century castle right in the middle. It's worth just viewing from the outside and spending more time visiting the clock tower and various cathedrals around town.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the castle and based on other reviews restricted ourselves from going inside and saved us sometime to visit other great attractions of the city. Recommend visiting for a quick photo and then move on :)

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Sint-Amands, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

For sure a must see landmark, as a foreign guest (tourist) but also as inhabitant. It reflects a lot about the Flanders history and tells a lot of what happened throughout centuries. Also not sparing the worst stories, on the contrary, the torture instruments show the things we definitely do NEVER want to return back to!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

given the wonderful buildings and architecture that fill ghent this felt a little disappointing and a bit of a tourist trap.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In the heart of the historic center of Ghent, within walking distance of major attractions of the city, the Gravansteen castle is easy to reach and accessible from anywhere in the city. This beautiful fortified castle is in a very good preservation and is exactly the same as it was long time ago. To visit it inside is required to... More 

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Additional Information about Gravensteen Castle

Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: 09-225-9306
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:15 pm

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