We have visited in Belgium the beautiful medieval castle "The GRAVENSTEEN" that is the Dutch name for the 'castle of the count'. The counts of Flanders had castles built in the principal cities of the county. Because they had to maintain law and order, they continuously had to move from one city to the other. Therefore, they disposed of a castle in most cities where they wanted to stay for a few months.
The castle that is located in ....... ( write here the name of the city where it is) is the only one which survived the centuries more or less intact.
Archeological excavations have proved that three fortified castles constructed in wood must have stood on the site of today's Gravensteen. Already around the year 1000 the first stone castle must have been erected here. Parts of this, such as the chimney and the fireplace, can still be found in the walls of the lower floors of the main tower.
Where are you from? Brasil
Jan 26, 2012 - 5:02PM
Gravensteen is a castle in Ghent originating from the Middle Ages. It is the most visited tourist monument of the city.
Where are you from? Arkansas
Jan 27, 2012 - 12:11PM
you are correct! Thank you.
Yes, it is a beautiful castle. It seems we are in the Middle Age when we are inside it.