Gravensteen Castle, Ghent

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Gravensteen Castle, Ghent - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Phone: 329-2259306

Ticket Price: 10 EUR

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Timings: 10:00 am - 05:15 pm Details

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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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  • Very interesting castle with plenty of information on the history of Ghent, the castle, and medieval torture methods. Half price tickets given to young people (under 27). Great views of the city from the battlements.

  • Awesome castle. Make sure to follow the numbers to make sure you see everything. Read all of the things, there's a lot of interesting information.

  • Lovely castle in the middle of a city center. In good state (not ruined like most of the old castles are)

  • This is a fantastic old castle with a lot to see inside, and really gives you an idea of how harsh life was in the middle ages. There is a museum area with ancient weapons and armour displays, and another area with torture devices. Climbing to the top of the towers gives a great view of the surrounding area. This is not suitable for small children or anyone with restricted mobility. Stairs are dark steep and not always equipped with handrails, and some walkways have considerable drops off the side. But if you are fit and up for a climb, it's worthwhile.

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  • More beuatiful inside. the view on the top of this castle is the best. One can see whole city view including Cathedral, belfry, Churches, the canal etc... 10euro (for under 26, 6 euro) might be little bit expansive but worth it.

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