De Viron Castle

Dilbeek, Belgium

De Viron Castle was built in 1863 by the Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar, commissioned by the de Viron family, which settled in Dilbeek in 1775. The Tudor-style castle was built on the ruins of a 14th-century fortification which was destroyed in 1862. One of the medieval towers, the Sint-Alenatoren, can still be seen in the park surrounding the current building. One of the medieval towers, the Sint-Alenatoren, can still be seen in the park surrounding the current building. It is named after Saint Alena, who lived in Dilbeek.

De Viron became the town house of Dilbeek in 1923, and was protected as a monument in 1990.

The castle counts 12 towers, 52 rooms, 365 windows and 7 staircases. This refers to the Julian Calendar which has 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days and 7 days in a week. The castle lies in a parc, with several other buildings of interest: a farm, an ice cellar and a stagecoach building.

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Founded: 1862
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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revjohn manalili (6 months ago)
Very calm and clean place
Marius Anghel (7 months ago)
Nice place for relaxing and enjoying the sun
Carine Raeymaekers (9 months ago)
Prachtig gebouw met aansluitend mooi park en vijver Speeltuintje voor de kids Zalig om te wandelen Een trots voor onze gemeente!
Catalin Enache (9 months ago)
A castel with a beautiful architecture and a nice (not too big) surrounding park. Best view could be from the small island on the lac, pitty that the acces it's closed.
Catalin Enache (9 months ago)
A castel with a beautiful architecture and a nice (not too big) surrounding park. Best view could be from the small island on the lac, pitty that the acces it's closed.
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