Château de Farnières/Farnières Castle

Belgium is one of the countries or the country with the highest density of castles per square kilometer. In an area of 30 520 km², there are 3 000 castles, between 300 and 400 of which (according to different sources) are open to the public. And sometimes, traveling on the Belgian routes you could get astonished how frequently from the left and from the right crop up more and more beautiful monumental buildings.

Farnières is one of the castles that are not open for visitors, but there is free access to its land.


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It was erected in 1926 by Baron Fernand Orban de Xivry (so, it is not an ancient building, but it is a castle tough). The Baron donated its property to the Salesians of Don Bosco, a monastic order from the middle of the 19th century, whose mission was help and care for poor children during the Industrial Revolution. Today it is also a spiritual center.

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