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  • 1 Museum of Walloon Life Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Cour des Mineurs B - 4000 Liège

    This museum is devoted to popular arts and folklore in the Walloon region. It is housed in a former abbey of the Friars Minor, and includes a puppet theatre and rooms devoted to traditional life. Visitors learn about bygone ways of life through inter..

  • 2 Grand Curtius Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Féronstrée 136 B - 4000 Liège

    This group of museums occupies a cluster of buildings dating from the 16C-18C, the most emblematic of which is Curtius Palace (16C). A fine example of the Renaissance Mosan style, with its red bricks and cross-mullioned windows, it was commissioned b..

  • 3 St James's Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Jacques B - 4000 Liège

    This flamboyant Gothic church retains a Romanesque narthex, the remains of the Benedictine abbey founded in the 11C. To the north, you will see an interesting Renaissance façade. Under the porch, a bas-relief from 1380 represents the coronation of th..

  • 4 Palace of the Prince-Bishops Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. des Princes-Evêques B - 4000 Liège

    This palace, built around 1000 by Bishop Notger, has been renovated many times. It was entirely rebuilt in 1526 on the orders of Prince-Bishop La Marks, and its main façade was rebuilt after the 1734 fire. The left wing, in its neo-Gothic style, date..

  • 5 Ansembourg Museum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Féronstrée 114 B - 4000 Liège

    This beautiful private mansion dating back to the 18C and located in a street in the old town was commisionned by the tradesman and banker Michel Willems. Inside this museum, there is a sophisticated atmosphere: ornate ceilings with stucco, walls cov..

  • 6 Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Interesting

    Museums and art

    Parc de la Boverie 3 B - 4020 Liège

    This museum occupies a Louis XVI building erected in 1905. It has a lovely collection of paintings and sculptures. You can see work by French painters (Gauguin, Monet, Signac, Derain) and some Picassos. Belgian painting is also represented by Van Rys..

  • 7 Place St-Lambert

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. St-Lambert B - 4000 Liège

    This square is the historical birthplace of Liège. The cathedral of St Lambert used to stand here and excavations have uncovered its remains. The square dates back to the period of Bishop Notger (10C).

  • 8 Marketplace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Marché B - 4000 Liège

    This pleasant squre is lined with many cafés and restaurants. Here you will see the Fountain of Tradition (1719) and the lovely 18C Town Hall, or La Violette, with its lovely rear façade. But the main monument on the square is the "Perron",..

  • 9 Rue Hors-Château

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Hors-Château B - 4000 Liège

    This street, with its series of narrow alleys, dates back to the 11C. It was then situated outside the fortified city walls, hence its name ("Outside the Castle").At 114-116, note the little porch flanked by two modern Corinthian columns le..

  • 10 Impasse des Ursulines

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    imp. des Ursulines B - 4020 Liège

    This street is named after the religious community that used to occupy the old Beguine convent of St-Esprit, whose lovely half-timbered façades you can see. Next door, a former posthouse houses the reconstructed studio of the violinist Eugène Ysaïe.

  • 11 Church of St-Barthélemy

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Barthelemy B - 4020 Liège

    This Romanesque church in sandstone is preceded with a massive main building topped by two towers that is characteristic of the Rhenan-Mosan style of the 12C. Note, inside, the remarkable brass baptismal font. It is the work of copperware trader Reni..

  • 12 Féronstrée

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    En Féronstrée B - 4020 Liège

    Thie name of this very busy shopping street, lying in the heart of the old town, comes from "férons" (ironmongers) who worked here in the Middle Ages.

  • 13 Walloon Art Museum

    Museums and art

    Féronstrée 86 B - 4000 Liège

    The Walloon Art Museum is dedicated to painters from Brussels and Wallonia who took part in the major European artistic movements stretching from the 16C to present day. A modern building houses the museum on the Islet of St Georges. Among others, yo..

  • 14 Vinâve d'Ile

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vinâve d'Ile B - 4020 Liège

    This square is located in the heart of the pedestrianised shopping district. A magnificent Madonna and Child by Delcour stands on top of a pleasant fountain.

  • 15 Cathedral of St Paul

    Religious buildings

    Rue Charles-Magnette B - 4000 Liège

    This fine Gothic building is made up of three vast naves with a triforium. The superb foliage decoration dates from the 16C. There are some fine works of art here including a magnificent pulpit dating back to the 19C. The treasury room contains the g..

  • 16 Church of St Denis

    Religious buildings

    r. de la Régence B - 4020 Liège

    This church is in the heart of the shopping district. Founded in the 10C by Bishop Notger, it was transformed several times. It retains the base of an important main body from the 12C. The interior was rebuilt in the 18C. You can see in the right arm..

  • 17 St John's Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. Xavier-Neujean B - 4020 Liège

    This church's curious shape (an octagon covered by a cupola) is inspired by the cathedral in Aix-la-Chapelle. The church was built by the prince-bishop Notger in the late 10C. Its main building was raised in about 1200 and its nave built in the 18C. ..

  • 18 Church of the Holy Cross

    Religious buildings

    r. St-Hubert B - 4020 Liège

    With three naves of equal height, this imposing church, dating back to the 13C and 14C, is a hall church. It has a Romanesque main building. A rarity is its two choirs, built in opposite directions, facing one another. The southern choir is currently..

  • 19 House of Metallurgy

    Museums and art

    bd Raymond-Poincaré 17 B - 4020 Liège

    This museum occupies vast 19C workshops with a Walloon forge with a high coal fire from the 17C and two enormous "makas" (hydraulic hammers) from the 18C. Here you can see traditional ironmongers' tools. There are several objects on display..

  • 20 Aquarium

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Quai Van Beneden 22 B - 4020 Liège

    This amazing aquarium is under Liège University's Zoological Institute. Through the glass walls of its 46 tanks, visitors can admire an astonishing variety of fishes from the four corners of the globe. Don't miss 'Sharks and Coral Reefs', a 66,000-li..

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