Gaasbeek is a Spanish style red brick castle, constructed in the 16th century on top of the ruins of another fortress dating from 1240, and restored in the 1880s. The front entrance has a prototypical castle look, with a drawbridge, a dry moat, crenelated turrets, and a bas relief lion insignia above the door. The interior is sumtuous, decorated with antique furniture, tapestries, and art objects. A museum houses Flemish master painter Peter Paul Rubens' will, among other artifacts. Gasbeek is now a public property, having been bequeathed to the state by its owner in 1921.
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