Grand Curtius : Michelin's recommendations
This group of museums occupies a cluster of buildings dating from the 16C-18C, the most emblematic of which isCurtius Palace(16C). A fine example of the Renaissance Mosan style, with its red bricks and cross-mullioned windows, it was commissioned by Jean Curtius, a wealthy armsdealer for the Spanish armies. In addition to its splendid Gallo-Roman collections, the Archaeology Departmenthouses the precious Evangeliary of Notger(ivory from around 1000 AD, decorated with late-12C enamels and copper). The Religious Art and Mosan Art Departmentcharts the evolution of religious art in the diocese of Liège since the Early Middle Ages. It boasts a few masterpieces, such as the model of the old St Lambert Cathedral, as well as numerous sculptures and Romanesque metalwork: the Vierge d'Évegnée(late 11C), Christ in Majesty (Rausa Christ)(13C) and among the Gothic paintings, the Virgin and Butterfly(15C Meuse School) and Berselius Madonnaby Daniel Mauch (1530). The museum also has departmentsdedicated to weapons, decorative arts(the 12C Holy Virgin of Dom Rupert, and Apollo's Mystery, a 12C tympanum stone) and glass(Art Nouveau), not forgetting the Donation Baron and Baronne François Duesberg, whose clock and table art collections occupy the palace's state apartments.
- Address : Féronstrée 136 B - 4000 Liège4000Liège
- Phone : 04 221 68 40
- Website : http://www.grandcurtiusliege.be
- Prices : 9 € (-12 years old free of charge)
Opening hours :
- daily except Tue 10am-6pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 1-2 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec