Gravensteen Castle

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  • Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:15 pm Details
  • Phone: 329-2259306
  • Ticket Price: 10 EUR
  • Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

Gravensteen Castle - Review

Indomitable. That’s the first word in my head when I look at Gravensteen. With two metre thick walls, a medieval moat, a time worn look and a prominent position on the Ghent skyline, the castle of the counts overlooks the city like a stolid watcher. Philip of Alsace built the castle of stone in 1180 when he was between Crusades (there used to be three wooden fortifications on the spot before. Till the 15th century, it served as the seat of the Count’s power a fact highlighted by the execution grounds right next to the castle. Once the counts moved out it was alternately used as a courthouse, a prison, a mint and a cotton plant. So when you’re visiting, there are three things you must absolutely check out one, the panorama from atop the tower; two, the gruesomely torture chamber exhibit; three, the weapons and armour exhibit. Oh, and four the Knights Templar cross window.

The Gravensteen Castle was built during the period of Crusades to serve as a look out for the entire city and was also the seat of power from where the Count used to rule. Tickets for Gravensteen Castle are available on the spot but take a long time to purchase at times because of heavy rush. So if you wish to buy tickets for Gravensteen Castle or even check Gravensteen Castle ticket prices before chalking out a trip plan then visit our ticket booking section. Combine your Gravensteen Castle tickets with other combo packages to get some attractive offers and discounts.

Gravensteen Castle Information

  • Parking at P1 Vrijdagmarkt, P7 Sint-Michiels, and P8 Ramen.
  • You can eat and drink in the central court.
  • Flash photography is prohibited.
  • The gift shop is insanely good not your usual memorabilia.
  • Not handicap friendly.
  • Excellent movie guide.

Gravensteen Castle Ticket Prices

  • EUR 6 for age between 19 to 25 years and EUR 7.5 for people age above 65 years, teachers.
  • Tickets Free for carers of disabled, younger than 18 years.

How To reach Gravensteen Castle by Public Transport

  • Train: Ghent Sint-Pieters station: tram 1 or 4 (stop “Gravensteen”).
  • Bus: Public transport from GhentSint-Pieters station: lines 3, 17, 18, 38 and 39 (stop “Korenmarkt”).

Restaurants Near Gravensteen Castle

  • Amadeus
  • Karel de Stoute
  • De Lieve

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TripHobo Highlights for Gravensteen Castle

  • Gravensteen Castle Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Gravensteen Castle Contact Number: 329-2259306
  • Gravensteen Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 05:15 pm
  • Gravensteen Castle Price: 10 EUR
  • Best time to visit Gravensteen Castle(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gravensteen Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Ghent include Gravensteen Castle in their plan

  • 49.71% of people start their Gravensteen Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Gravensteen Castle

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

53.71% of people prefer walking in order to reach Gravensteen Castle

People normally club together Huis Van Alijn and Patershol while planning their visit to Gravensteen Castle.

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  • Great historical building that stands in the heart of Ghent.Interesting place to visit and pretty good value. The tour is set out very well and there are informative signs on all the exhibits. The view from the ramparts over the city is beautiful and the history of the castle is interesting. Worth spending a few hours in if you have a couple of days in Ghent. You don't have to go inside which costs you around €10 and also don't have to pay €8 for taking a boat on canal. For me I just walked around castle and sat behind castle which has a nice grass area. The spot behind castle is a hidden gem. You can see the whole view of castle with moat and chill. Just awesome

  • This is an amazing place. It is a very well preserved castle that you can walk through on a self-guilded tour. It is full of historical artifacts as well as lots descriptions of the items and time in multiple languages. The nominal fee is well worth. If you have any interest in the middle ages and the Renaissance, the you absolutely must visit if you're in Gent.

  • Amazing place, Gent authentic medieval atmosphere feels like right out of a fairytale. It's like going back into the past, everything surrounding the castle is magical. As water trench is actually a river channel one can rent a boat to check it from another point of view. One must visit it !

  • You don't have to go inside which costs you around €10 and also don't have to pay €8 for taking a boat on canal. For me I just walked around castle and sat behind castle which has a nice grass area. The spot behind castle is a hidden gem. You can see the whole view of castle with moat and chill. Just awesome

  • Very interesting visit. The Castle date around XI century and it is still in good shape. Inside the Rooms you Can see medieval weapons as well torture tools. From the top spectacular landscape of Gent

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