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Gravensteen Castle

Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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The only surviving "castle of the count."
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  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really pretty castle right in the centre of Gent. Looks like from a movie. Something different than all the churches and cathedrals. Interesting interiors including torture exhibition and exteriors with city views. Entrance 10 EUR.

Thank D33xTH3xSW33T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you go to Ghent Belgium and you like castles, or if you are like me and never been to or seen castle. This is place to see! There is a room full of thousand year old torture devices. Also they have a room with...More

Thank Jeffery O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Castle is not far from the Old Town Square. Partially restored...enough for visitors to explore. Lots of stairs, but view of the city towers is worth the climb. The information regarding weaponry and torture methods would be more interesting if you speak Dutch...little English. Self-tour...More

Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of nooks and crannies to crawl around in this castle. Roof-tops and basements. Some good views of the city. Fairly inexpensive.

Thank RoamingJohn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth an hour to see. The armament and torture instrument displays are fascinating. The only caution I offer is that there are a lot of steep spiral staircases to climb.

Thank rickmars
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed visiting this castle.It was very interesting, easy to find. There were very nice displays of period items.

Thank Pawco11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gravensteen is located in the heart of the old city of Ghent. It's a bit overpriced comparing to other castles around Europe although is an interesting place to visit

Thank Kyr14cos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice view of all the Towers from the top. It cost 10 euros per adult. Lots of stairs in different parts of the castle

1  Thank emmab10783
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is city is full of mideavle buildings concentrated in the centre and around the canals. However missing this place ment missing Ghent for me. As a Game of throne lover it is a great place to visit as a castle. The walk to the...More

Thank JemoScout
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice bit of history, even if the original has been rebuilt a few times. It is nice to walk up to the top and see the city views. Only complaint is that people in wheelchairs cannot access most of the castle. I...More

Thank netdogca
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23 May 2015|
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Response from Bicyclerepairman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some parts were closed on our visit in April. But there is still plenty to see.
13 March 2015|
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Response from HIEX_Gent_manager | Reviewed this property |
Pls visit gravensteen.be or call +32 9 225 11 50 and ask for my colleague Vincent. He's the hotel manager. Best Regards Laurens Hotel Manager Holiday Inn Express Gent
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17 February 2015|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
Till april : 9am - 5pm During summer : 10am - 6pm

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