Visit the Medieval Castle of the Counts in Ghent

The medieval castle of the counts in Ghent, Belgium is a beautiful and historic building located in the city center. It was built in the 13th century by the counts of Flanders and served as their residence and place of governance. 


View of the Gravensteen Castle in Ghent, Castle of the Counts


The castle is a great example of medieval architecture, with its high walls, towers, and moat. It has undergone several renovations and reconstructions over the years, and today it serves as a museum that showcases the history and culture of Ghent. Visitors can explore the castle's various rooms and chambers, including the great hall, the chapel, and the count's bedroom. 


View of the city center in Ghent from the Castle of the Counts


The Castle of the Counts is the most popular tourist attraction in Ghent and is highly recommended for everyone interested in history and architecture.


Torture Room in the Castle of the Counts in Ghent

Castle of the Counts in Ghent

Tower of the Castle of the Counts in Ghent

Wall of the Castle of the Counts in Ghent

Location Castle of the Counts: Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Gent, Belgium


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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