Top Historic Sights in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

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Coloma Castle

Coloma castle was built around 1515. It is a square building with square corner towers and a pear-shaped roof and surrounded by a moat. The castle has been completely restored and serves as a municipal cultural center. In the castle park are some interesting buildings such as the former carriage house of 1731 (now a cozy tavern) and a garden pavilion with stair tower. The Rose Garden of Coloma is the largest in Europe. Th ...
Founded: 1515 | Location: Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

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Narikala Castle

Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of 'prescribed cross' type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.

The fortress was established in the 4th century and it was a Persian citadel. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089–1125). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.