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  • 1 Museum of Walloon Life Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Cour des Mineurs

    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

    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 of Liège Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Jacques

    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

    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

    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 Place St-Lambert

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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).

  • 7 Marketplace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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",..

  • 8 Rue Hors-Château

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 9 Impasse des Ursulines

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 10 Church of St-Barthélemy

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 11 Féronstrée

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 12 Vinâve d'Ile

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 13 St Paul's Cathedral of Liège

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 14 St Denis' Church of Liège

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 15 St John's Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. Xavier-Neujean

    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. ..

  • 16 Church of the Holy Cross

    Religious buildings

    r. St-Hubert

    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..

  • 17 House of Metallurgy

    Museums and art

    Bd Raymond-Poincaré 17

    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..

  • 18 Aquarium of Liège

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Quai Van Beneden 22

    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..

  • 19 Liège Transport Museum

    Museums and art

    R. Richard-Heintz 9

    Located in a large hangar, this museum has reconditioned tramways and buses. For adults as well as children.

  • 20 Musée Tchantchès

    Museums and art

    r. Surlet 56

    This museum is dedicated to "François", a legendary puppet from Liège. The place belongs to an association called République d'Outremeuse. It is located in the very heart of the district of the same name. You will admire a puppet collection..

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