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Geraard de Duivelsteen

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Identification

Geraard de Duivelsteen
244390

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Structure in General

castle
existing [completed]
masonry
applied masonry
gothic

Usages

museum

Facts

  • Over the centuries the building served for multi purposes: monastery, school, prison, orphanage, juvenile detention center, institution for demented, arsenal and fire department.
  • The stronghold built in the 13th century, is named after Gheeraert Vilain: nicknamed the ‘Devil’.
  • The castle became city property in 1328.
  • Literally translated, the name of this castle in English would be: The Castle of Gerald the Devil.
  • After a thoroughly restoration, the building serves from 1904 for archiving governmental documents.

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Location

1 Geraard de Duivelstraat
Geraard de Duivelstraat 1
9000
Gent
Flemish Region
Belgium

Technical Data

1904

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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