St James's Church : Michelin's recommendations
This flamboyant Gothic church is the most interesting in the city. It has been rebuilt and redecorated many times and is richly decorated with a lovely Romanesque narthex, the remains of the Benedictine abbey founded in the 11C. To the north, you will see an interesting Renaissance façade made by Lambert Lombard in 1558. Under the porch, a bas-relief from 1380 represents the coronation of the Holy Virgin. Inside, you will see the sumptuous architectural décor. The vaults of the nave have many ribs and form prismatic compartments in the middle of which hang medallion portraits. At each crossing of the ribs, you will see a very original sculpted key. Great painted lime statues are fixed along the columns. They are largely the work of Delcour. The choir is decorated in the flamboyant ogival style with stained glass windows from the 16C, gifts from the great families in the city. In the chapel, to the left of the choir, you can see a retable with a 15C Pietà in the centre. To the side, in the transept, note the 16C Immaculate Conception. At the bottom of the nave, there is a lovely 17C organ case resting on a gallery.
- Address : pl. St-Jacques B - 4000 Liège4000Liège
- Phone : 042221441
- Prices : free of charge