De Warande is a Diestian iron sandstone hill in the middle of the city, with a keep and traces of a 14th century castle. The park was laid out in a landscape style circa 1880, with the keep as a lime arbor at its center. The park contains archaeological remains, a fence wall, drossard house with porter's house and a neoclassical mansion (1847-1848) transformed into a monumental entrance gate. The domain is also surrounded by a 1500 m long wall of 3 m high
August 20, 2020
Location: Graanmarkt Diest / This walking park is freely accessible
(Info tourism Diest:)
"The Lords of Diest, who ruled over the city and its surroundings in the Middle Ages, chose a strategic place for the magnificent castle, since then known as the castle hill. After the French Revolution, the domain came into private hands after which the last owner took it into 1939 gave to the city of Diest with the express wish to make it accessible to all inhabitants."
November 15, 2020
park was donated to Diest in 1939 by doctor Henry Verstappen
October 7, 2022
A city park is of course part of the city...
October 17, 2022
The Warandepark is not known because in prehistoric times I had our wedding photos taken there with my wife. But it's true :) And we're not the only ones in the area. In short: a park with beautiful spots and definitely worth a walk if you're in the area, for example for a visit to the beguinage or the Webbekoms Broek en dies lake.It's not just any park, by the way. Quote: "In the protected Warande Park there are many remnants of walls and a well of a castle from the thirteenth century. The Warande is a witness mound of iron sandstone that was formerly mined on site. The amphitheater in the Warande Park was a mining pit. The unique path structure is can already be found on maps from 1700. At the request of the park visitors, an educational route was also set up in the park." More: diest.be/speelbos-de-warande
January 4, 2023
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