Driving around, my hands on the wheel but my eyes exploring, I saw this beautiful house just outside a small village. It was built on the hillside and we couldn’t get near it while we were in the car.
The monastery of Santa Maria de Cegonha was built around 1162 and was hosted until 1834 as a center for philosophical studies of the Cistercian Order.
Huize Rust en Vreugde was built in baroque style in 1913 as a copy of the 18th century hunting lodge of the kings of Denmark. That hunting lodge was called Hermitage Klampenborg.
During a holiday trip in the Belgian Ardennes, on our way to the beautiful city of Durbuy, we passed this abandoned building. There is not much information to be found about this urbex location, but what I know is that it used to be a small hotel.
This originally was a mental hospital which was run by a religious order.