Citadel of Namur

Namur, Belgium

The Citadel Namur is a fortress dates originally from the Roman era, but has been rebuilt several times. Its current form was designed by Menno van Coehoorn, and improved upon by Vauban after the siege of 1692. It has been classified as a Wallonia's Major Heritage site.

The original citadel dates to 937. It achieved its present extent between 1631 and 1675, when the city was under Dutch control. This section was called Terra Nova to distinguish it from the smaller fort built adjacent in 1542 and ensuing years. A variety of subsidiary positions were built in the 18th century. It was disestablished as a military post in 1891, superseded by a new ring of forts around Namur that were calculated to prevent the city from being attacked with artillery. This ring became the Fortified Position of Namur in the 1930s.

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Founded: 1631-1675
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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Matthias Tytgat (2 years ago)
Nice place with a lot to discover. Make sure to book a tour to know more about this impressive piece of history. You can take the cable car from the city to go fully up and then you can make your way down.
St. Aäron (2 years ago)
Impressive fortifications in the middle of the city! Lots to see and explore even without paying for the museum or access to the tunnels. Multiple paths of entrance available, which is good as some are rather steep or not very accessible with a buggy.
Tanmoy Dutta (3 years ago)
If you are a historical place lover you would love this place. Good scenic beauty. Photographers must visit place as you would get good content to click.
Ashish Kumar Tyagi (3 years ago)
This place is must if you are visiting Namur. The view of Namur is amazing from Citadel. It is good place to relax and spend some quality time. There are few cafe and food places here also with WC.
Gerri Caveness (3 years ago)
If you are looking for a cool day trip from Belgium, this would be it. Great Historical spot, the stairs to the top are steep and ride the train. Have lunch at La Reine Blanche with homemade sangria!
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