History written within the thick stone walls of the Count's Castle(Gravensteen) in Ghent, Belgium
Hello dear explorers
Today I won't make too spectacular an introduction, I will simply tell you that we are going together to one of the most beautiful medieval cities with an amazing history, I'll give you another hint, we are going to the fourth largest city in Belgium, yes, you guessed it, it's Ghent.
Let me start by showing you some pictures of the accommodation we had in this city.
I can say that I stayed at one of the most beautiful hotels in Belgium, the B&B Hotel, here I felt at home, except for one of the nights I spent here.
Let me explain why, besides the fact that I was very sick, I could barely stand up (even so my illness did not prevent me from exploring the city) one night I had a fire alarm, but when I finally managed to fall asleep the fire alarm went off.
I didn't panic when I heard the alarm (here in my community I am part of the volunteer fire brigade and I am used to that) but I reacted with a lot of calm analyzing what would be the shortest way to evacuate (we stayed on the second floor).
After about half an hour we were told it was a false alarm due to a fault with their fire alarm system, but we got through that fine and I can finally go to bed again.
The next day we took the tram for a few stops after which we explored the city centre on foot, especially as it was a shame not to discover this iconic place.
Before heading straight to the castle we visited another amazing place, Graffiti Street, I'll leave you some pictures as I was amazed to see so much talent in graffiti art.
Another unmissable attraction here in town is the river Leie, from what I have seen you can take boat rides on this river, honestly standing and watching it felt like I was in Venice.
The castle is very well located with a tram stop just a few steps from the main entrance.
The price of an adult entrance ticket is 12euro unfortunately we couldn't visit the castle inside because we arrived around 5pm and the last entrance was at 4:40, so we missed the last group to enter.
Visiting hours are daily from 10-6, with the last entry at 4:40.
If you are visiting Ghent and would like to visit this castle as well, you can find here more information about the guided entry times, so that you can better understand the castle's amazing history.
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P.S. The attached pictures you have just seen are taken by me with my mobile phone, and the text is also designed by me.
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