Fodor's Expert Review Kasteel van Gaasbeek

Gaasbeek Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

Originally built in 1240, Gaasbeek has had numerous makeovers, though its current Romantic look hails from its last remodeling by the Marchioness Arconati Visconti in the 19th century. She refurbished the castle as a museum to stash her vast art collection before gifting it all to the state in 1921. From its terrace is a fine panoramic view of Pajottenland. You'll have to wait until April 2023 to see it, as the interior of the castle is undergoing a major restoration. That said, the grounds are a fair consolation and the park remains open to visitors and picnickers year-round. The gardens only open in summer. Look out especially for the early Baroque walled French garden, which has a staircase affording fine views of the castle

Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice Green Outdoor Views

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Gaasbeek, Flanders  1750, Belgium


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €5 park and gardens, Gardens closed Oct.–Apr.

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