Gravensteen Castle

Gravensteen Castle or “Castle of the counts” is situated in the beautiful city of Ghent, Belgium. It was built in 1180 by Philip of Alsace. The best thing about the castle is that it is right in the middle of the city, but that does not take any of it’s charm away. Lets take a short tour through the castle.

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The front view of the castle

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The most photographed view

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The entrance to the castle. There is no guided tour so one can take his/her own sweet time to explore

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Couple of armor exhibits

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Some weapon exhibits

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Way to the top of the castle

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View of beautiful Ghent from the top along with the walls of the castle

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The guillotine for the slaves

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The inner chambers

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Views of the castle from all sides

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The castle dungeon

That’s about it for Gravensteen Castle. Do visit it if you’re in Belgium, it is a gem.

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