Elewijt Castle

Elewijt, Belgium

Elewijt Castle originates from the 11th century when there was a wooden fortification. The stone castle was erected around 1300. The castle is also known as Rubenskasteel because it was owned by Peter Paul Rubens from 1635 to his death in 1640, and features in some of his paintings. In 1792 the castle was converted into a state prison. Nowadays, the castle is privately owned, not open for visits but rented for events.

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the castle was bought recently and will be open to the public soon. Please update this. AML The castle was privately owned but bought recently and is now in public domain; should open to the public in a few years. listen to the talk by Bert Watteau. Rubenianum


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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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