Château de la Motte en Gée

THE ABANDONED CASTLE IN BELGIUM


‘Château de la Motte en Gée’ is an abandoned castle in Tihange, Belgium. The castle was built in 1891 and was used for several purposes.

The first and original castle on this site was built around 1100 and was owned by a religious community. There were 12 priests living in this castle. In 1760 one of the high priests rebuilds the castle, spending more money than the monastery could afford. In 1768 the Prince-Bishop cancelled the authority of this priest. But with a pension of 1500 florins, he could stay at the castle. Just before the French revolution in 1768, the castle is sold to the Abbey of Saint Laurent. The next years several families bought the castle, but over the years the buildings fell more and more into decay.

In 1885 the original castle is demolished and a new castle is built on its foundations. Some old walls and two of the original fireplaces are saved and used in the newly built castle. In 1891 the Flemish renaissance styled castle is ready. In 1955 the castle is sold to a union that uses it as a holiday camp. The last few years it was used as a hotel and conference centre. The photos of ‘Château de la Motte en Gée’ were taken in 2011.

Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
Château de la Motte en Gée
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