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Mr Monkey visits Het Gravensteen, September 16th

"Let's have a look at the Counts' castle"

The Gravensteen was built on top of a 9th century castle at the end of the 12th century, because Philip of Alsace wanted to show the people of Ghent that he was boss. Mr Monkey scampered into the fortress to see the seat of the Count's power.

Follow the links on the images below to see Mr Monkey's visit to the Gravensteen.

Arriving at the castle Climbing to the keep The Knight's Hall Looking down from the keep Going to the Count's House Leaving to the Count's House Curtain wall and kitchen Gatehouse Southern ramparts Cellars of the keep Leaving the castle

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