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Chateau Miranda, Belgium

From series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
In Belgium, travelers will have an opportunity to see one of the most beautiful empty castles in the world, Chateau Miranda. The last owners of this luxury castle were members of the Liedekerke Beaufort family. They were forced to leave their home in the Great French Revolution and moved to a neighboring farm. After the Second World War, the castle became the property of the national railway company, which has converted it into a camp for orphans.

Chateau Miranda, Belgium Over the years, the cost of maintenance of the castle has been growing. In 1991, it has been finally abandoned due to lack of funding. Four years later, the historic building was seriously damaged by fire. At present, the Chateau Miranda officially belongs to the descendants of Liedekerke Beaufort family. They have long been taken out all valuables, including precious elements of decoration. In recent years, castle owners received several offers to sale their property, as wealthy businessmen planned to convert it into a hotel.

None of the transactions took place. In fact, a few years ago current owners of the castle provided a formal requirement for its demolition. Many amazing legends are associated with the gracious building. Its history goes back for more than 800 years. According to the available historical records, during its existence, the fortification was taken by assault just once.  The castle has witnessed many bloody battles. Despite the fact that the site was officially closed to the public, that does not stop visitors from the local community and tourists. Those who want to visit the Chateau Miranda, have to consider that the building is very dangerous, as it’s destroying at our eyes. Next - Holy Land Park


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ATM bankomat: 'Record Bank' located in 6.12 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Handicap Et Mobilite Dinant -luxembourg' is located in 6.32 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Texaco' in 1.58 km
Supermarket: 'Hesbois / Simone' in 1.87 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 11 km
Apotheek: 'Superphar' in 5.9 km
Police station: 'Zone de police Lesse et Lhomme (Houyet/Rochefort) - Poste de police Houyet' in 4.8 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Desca' in 1.57 km
Railway station: 'Gendron-Celles' in 2.08 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Brussels South Airport CRL - in 46 km
 »  Liege Airport LGG - in 56 km
 »  Elesmes Airport XME - in 68 km
 »  Zaventem Airport BRU - in 83 km
 »  Maastricht Airport MST - in 94 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Сhateau Miranda

Holiday Home Le Chalet Gendroncelles

Located in 1 km from Сhateau Miranda
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La Chambre Du Pèlerin

Located in 2 km from Сhateau Miranda
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The property comes with a living area including cable TV, a sofa, and a fully equipped kitchenette. In nice weather, guests can take advantage of the … More: photo, rates and booking
La Grange d Igor

Located in 4 km from Сhateau Miranda
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Rooms: 1
The countryside and quiet of Ferage, a hamlet of less than twenty people, situated in the very heart of the gentle Famenne en Ardennes grasslands, … More: photo, rates and booking
Holiday Home Pierette Dinant

Located in 5 km from Сhateau Miranda
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Nemo-33 is one of the deepest pools in the world, located in the Belgian town Uccle. The depth of this pool is 33 meters, 7 years was spent for its construction. This pool was built especially for divers, its complex construction includes many caves and courses - ideal …
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Top destination around Chateau Miranda - Namur

The most important religious monument for all residents of the city is Notre-Dame du Rempart. The very first church on its site was built more than a thousand years ago, and some elements of the old temple building can be seen even today. The main artifact of the old church is the statue of the Virgin Mary who was considered the guardian of the city back in the Middle Ages. Once the city walls were surrounded by deep moats filled with water. Fragments of these walls are still near the temple. Even the moats have been preserved, but now they are reformed into artificial ponds surrounded by flower beds.
Theater fans in Namur will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Theater that first opened more than 150 years ago. The theater building is constructed of rare sandstone and is a valuable architectural monument of the city. Like many years ago, today the theater holds many interesting performances.

One of the fascinating city attractions is Marie Spilar Tower. It is a surviving part of the old city wall, which is connected with lots of incredible ancient stories. Since its construction, it has remained practically unchanged. Even during the Second World War, the tower remained unscathed, while all the buildings next to it lay in ruins. After the war, several new buildings were built near the tower, and today they represent a single architectural ensemble.
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