Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium

Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium

Gaasbeek Castle is a national museum in the municipality of Lennik. The fortified castle was erected around 1240 to defend the Duchy of Brabant against the County of Flanders. Later on it was destroyed by Brussels city troops. Starting the 16th century a brick castle was constructed on the ruins of the medieval fortress. In the late 1880’s several renovations were made to recover its medieval-like appearance. The castle contains art collections and is owned by the Flemish Community. Thanks to Gerda.

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