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. The garden has an area of 15 hectares.

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Founded: 1515
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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www.sint-pieters-leeuw.be

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Morgen (7 months ago)
A calm and relaxing atmosphere around the castle. Move to the otherside, there is a rose garden with a lots of different variety. During the sundown, it is a romantic place to be visit. Thank you for the beautiful experience.
Faras Jamil (9 months ago)
It is a beautiful garden that you can visit during spring because they have different types of roses from different countries as well. I really liked the name of the roses like the love letter, relax, lovely lady, and marry me.
Marek Sopko (9 months ago)
Finally it is a good time for roses! Maybe it is a little bit later, I think the best time was 2-3 weeks ago... but still the roses were beautifull, park is clean, quite big, Cons: small problem with parking... it was forbidden because of some event... we had to park at nearby street, restaurant is fine, kind staff, but a little bit expensive
Romualdas Zvonkus (9 months ago)
Wonderful place, well taken care of, 3000 sorts of roses according to different countries
Ralu Kha (10 months ago)
Wonderful rose garden. With so many varieties of roses, in all colours, perfumed or not is definitely the place to visit if you like roses. From end of may to august I may say that the garden is the best to be visited for roses. But, for a picnic, a lazy afternoon in family, a walk in nature...is perfect anytime. There is a small terrace so clearly is crowded in weekend with good weather. Also dogs are allowed.
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