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The Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of NamurThe Citadel of Namur is a mighty fortress located on the hill at the confluence of the Samber and the Meuse. This site was first used by the Romans, who had a fortified outlook post here in the 3rd and 4th century, later the Counts of Namur built their castle here.

Between 1542 and 1555 a complete new Citadel was constructed by Charles V of Habsburg. During the following centuries the Citadel was several times besieged, more fortifications were added and it became one of the largest fortified constructions in Europe.


2 comments:

Hi Juka! Wonderful and impressive!!

Ephesus Masterpieces are at Blogtrotter Two for you to enjoy; I’m sure you’ll be impressed!! Have a great week!!

What a beautiful and magnificent fortress - I just love the brickwork! Your photos are beautiful too.