Gravensteen Castle - one of the main sights of Gent. This is a medieval castle, located right in the heart of the city. Castle of the Counts Gravensteen dates from the end of the XII century (one of the oldest castles in Belgium). The defensive system of the castle is fully retained its original appearance. Also noteworthy castle gate, castle walls and stables.
From Gravensteena, a history spanning 800 years, the rulers of Flanders commanded the whole. The castle is located a museum of torture instruments exposed to torture him.
The tower of the castle is open daily to visitors.