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Castle of Gerald the Devil

Geeraard de Duivelsteen Gent Geeraard de Duivelsteen Gent

Castle of Gerald the Devil

Geraard de Duivelsteen

Castle of Gerald the Devil

Geraard de Duivelsteen

Despite the name and its grim appearance, the devil has never resided in this 13th-century fortress.

Through the centuries, it has been used as a knights’ residence, an arsenal, a monastery, a school and a bishop’s seminary. In 1623, it became a madhouse for the mentally ill and a home for male orphans. Another part of the building was used as a prison or detention centre. 

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Geeraard de Duivelsteen

Geraard de Duivelstraat 1
9000 Gent
Op het stadsplan: D4

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Visitor’s guide Ghent

Visitor’s guide Ghent

1,000 years against the current

Geeraard de Duivelsteen

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