"THE CASTLE OF GERALD THE..." Geraard de Duivelsteen - Gerald the Devil Castle Tip by Joeplaboem

 
 

THE CASTLE OF GERALD THE DEVIL

Behind the Saint Bavo Cathedral one can see the 'Geeraard de Duivel Steen', or the castle of Gerald the Devil. This little castle was one of the first houses to be build in stone. According to a long-living legend, a man lived here who was called Gerald. He was nicknamed 'the devil' because he married five times. Each time, however, he killed his wife to marry another one. Hence, the devil !. It is now used by the city administration of Ghent for storage of the archives.

Address: Geraard de Duivelstraat 1 9000 Gent
Website: https://visit.gent.be

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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