"The castle" Castle Tip by OlafS

Castle, Breda: 15 reviews and 17 photos

  Breda: castle
by OlafS
 
 

One of Breda's major sight is the castle. Or better, it should be, because its use as a military academy limits its accessibility. Tours are organized by the local VVV (the tourist office), but for groups only.
The castle in its earliest form was built in the 14th century, but from that period little remains. A rebuilding by Italian architect Thomas Vincidor de Bologna resulted in an almost entirely new complex and later new masters brought new ideas too. Behind this gate is the actual castle, a true Renaissance palace, at least the ground floor of the building. Unfortunately, the castle has not been completely spared from demolitions, and the military also had some truly horrible modern buildings constructed on the castle grounds.

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2004
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