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Gravensteen Castle

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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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A palace of memories for many

In Gravensteen Castle they had a display throughout the castle called Departures. It shows how people, over the centuries, have given shape to their struggle with the final... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Vegreville, Canada

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Vegreville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

In Gravensteen Castle they had a display throughout the castle called Departures. It shows how people, over the centuries, have given shape to their struggle with the final farewell. The castle is an excellent location to reflect on this theme of death, dying, and mourning. It is beautiful inside and out. There was a wedding taking place when we arrived... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This is in the heart of Gent so it is easy to find and worth the visit. A little too much about torture. Lots of steps to the top but great views of the city. Very historic.

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nowra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Would have been better to visit without the rain but it didn't stop us having a good look around. Great photo opportunities from the top and the history is interesting if that takes your fancy. Love Ghent and this attraction just adds to the whole experience.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

While there isn't a ton to see in the castle it was still pretty cool to explore and get to walk the halls of such an old structure. There are a lot of twisty steps to go up, and then back down, so be forewarned if stairs are an issue. Also, if you are interested in souvenirs you should shop... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Old medieval castle at the city center of Gent, very accessible on foot, great photo opt for people who loves castles

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You can't miss this in the city centre! A beautiful building, especially at night when it's all lit up. Pretty cheap to go in too- and definitely worth a look!

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Gravensteen Castle is a romantic-style castle within the heart of Ghent. Designed more for power-symbolism of the local duke versus protection of the city, it houses a museum for weapons. Makes for a quick photo stop from the outside.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit if you want to squander a couple of hours, mostly reconstructed but it looks good all the same. There were art installations about coming to terms with death and loss, which were very thought provoking. At €10, the price was a bit steep compared to all the castles we have seen.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to explore in Ghent and to experience the medieval times and architecture. Educational and great place for photos.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The castle is absolutely gorgeous. It is also lit up at night. we never got a chance to go inside. But it sounded very interesting.

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