Top Historic Sights in Hastière, Belgium

Explore the historic highlights of Hastière

Freÿr Castle

The castle of Freÿr with its gardens form one of the most magnificent natural sites in Belgium. It has been classified as one of Wallonia"s major heritage sites. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Freÿr was a keep given in fief by the Count of Namur to Jean de Rochefort Orjol in 1378. His granddaughter Marie married Jacques de Beaufort in 1410. Their descendants have kept the estate until the present.  ...
Founded: 1571 | Location: Hastière, Belgium

St. Peter's Church

Located along the Meuse, the old abbey church of St. Peter"s was founded by Irish monks in the 11th century is full of charm. People admire its massive and imposing tower, its architecture devoid of artifice and its lovely setting along the river. To a great extent it is in the Romanesque style with its tower, its nave with beautiful square pillars supporting the arcatures with round arches, its transept and its ...
Founded: 11th century | Location: Hastière, Belgium

Waulsort Abbey

Waulsort Abbey was a Benedictine monastery located at Waulsort, Wallonia, now in Hastière. The monastery was founded in 946 by Irish monks. Saint Maccallin and Saint Cathróe were the first two abbots. Saint Forannan (d. 980) was also subsequently abbot of Waulsort. The abbey was dissolved during the French Revolution in 1793, when it was sacked. The surviving structures have been remodelled as a private house. The ...
Founded: 946 AD | Location: Hastière, Belgium

Thierry Castle Ruins

Thierry, bishop of Metz, received the abbey of Waulsort in 969 AD. To protect it, he founded a castle to the opposite side of river Meuse. It was destroyed in 1675 by French army and left to decay.
Founded: 10th century AD | Location: Hastière, Belgium

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Krivoklát Castle

Křivoklát Castle was founded in the 12th century, belonging to the kings of Bohemia. During the reign of Přemysl Otakar II a large, monumental royal castle was built, later rebuilt by king Václav IV and later enlarged by king Vladislav of Jagellon.

The castle was damaged by fire several times. It was turned into a harsh prison and the building slowly deteriorated. During the 19th century, the family of Fürstenberg became the owners of the castle and had it reconstructed after a fire in 1826.

Today the castle serves as a museum, tourist destination and place for theatrical exhibitions. Collections of hunting weapons, Gothic paintings and books are stored there.