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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La Belgique insolite (2 months ago)
Splendid castle outside Brussels, really love it! The architecture is perfect and the Parc is really peaceful!
Kim MH (3 months ago)
Konstantin Krahtov (5 months ago)
A beautiful castle on a small hill. A gorgeous view of the park with a lake located below the slope opens up. I advise everyone.
rogger 466 (5 months ago)
Very beautiful place of relaxation, very beautiful the small park with the pond. Nice terrace also around for a drink.
Daryoush Farsimadan (2 years ago)
Surrounding environment needs cleaning and care. The Municipality of Dilbeek does not pay attention to the streets cleaning and landscaping work
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