Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil)

Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil)

Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil)
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Lies M
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012
In a city walk showing a friend around Ghent it is always nice to show this beautiful more hidden building. It lies literally in the shadow of the famous 3 towers but it is certainly worth while to extend your walk for about 5 minutes, and just when you think there's nothing here, it will show up.
Written August 2, 2012
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ejfraser
Solihull, UK772 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Passed it frequently during our short stay in Ghent an Impressive building and no doubt adequate fortress in it's day.
Written December 6, 2019
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Curtis S
Kingsport, TN2,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
An impressive installation in the middle of town, and previously occupied by a famous knight of questionable judgement. Gerald the Devil is a historical figure in the timeline of Ghent, but his actions may be more of a smudge on history. Make sure you pay for the audio guide....it gets a little cheesy as time goes on but it does explain the history of the castle well. You will get to wander through pretty much every nook and cranny of this "ode" to the Crusades. Your kids will get a kick out of it too. Recommended.
Written April 18, 2019
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EmLiesel
Birmingham, UK227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
I visited the castle with my Dad and sister and we took the audio guide and followed it around the castle.

The inside of the castle is in a good state and the guide helps describe how the various parts of the castle would have looked when full, the inside of the building is really great to go round. There are also some smaller exhibits as you go round the castle. The guide also takes you round the outside parts of the castle which are fascinating and also provide great views of Ghent.

The audio guide is...interesting. I found it quite amusing when it tried to use English "slang" however, some parts I wouldn't recommend for younger listeners...especially when the guide takes you through the castles bedrooms and talks about its previous inhabitants love interests!

Overall, it was a really nice, informative and enjoyable tour!
Written October 21, 2018
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
This is worth a visit but Gravensteen is much better. This castle can only be viewed from the outside as it is not open to the public, but it's grand size and white stone walls make for some good photos.
Written February 21, 2017
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Marcia L
Port Saint Joe, FL167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
People sure were tortured in the most awful ways. But the building is still quite awesome even though it has a history of bring a madhouse prison. Not for the weak of heart there are a lot of winding narrow staircases to traverse at the different levels.
Written June 11, 2016
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GhentErwinfromghent
Destelbergen, Belgium86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The 'second' castle of Ghent has an intruiging history
Written January 22, 2012
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ThomasMeuleman
Ghent, Belgium1,154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
The Castle of Gerald the Devil is a formidable building right in the city centre. It's from the 13th century and has been many things throughout the centuries: the home of a knight, a monastery, school, residence of a bishop, lunatic asylum, prison, armoury and even a fire station. So, not only is it impressive to look at, it also has an impressive history. Sadly tho the castle isn't open to the public. Luckily that other castle in Ghent, Gravensteen or Castle of the Counts, is.
Written May 30, 2019
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Aruna S
Eindhoven, The Netherlands133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
It seems Geraard got some inspiration during his travels in Syria and decided to build this palace in the middle of town. The building is imposing and well worth a photo stop. It houses several weapons of torture inside so a rather unusual museum! The views from the wall are stunning.
Written August 1, 2018
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CFEIII
Center, TX5,711 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
If you are wandering along the canals, Gerald the Devil's castle is an interesting picture. I would have enjoyed seeing inside, but it was closed to the public (June 2017). Overall, it is still an interesting bit of architecture.
Written June 17, 2017
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