35 Sights in Liège, Belgium (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Liège, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 35 sights are available in Liège, Belgium.

Sightseeing Tours in Liège

1. Citadel of Liège

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The Citadel of Liège was the central fortification of the strategic Belgian city of Liège, Wallonia until the end of the 19th century. It is located in the Sainte-Walburge neighborhood, 111 metres (364 ft) above the Meuse valley. The first citadel was built on the heights overlooking the city in 1255. It was rebuilt in a pentagonal shape by Prince-Bishop Maximilian Henry of Bavaria in 1650. This fortress was destroyed by France shortly afterwards, then rebuilt in 1684. During the Napoleonic Wars, it was given five bastions in the style of Vauban. By the late 19th century the citadel had become obsolete as a fort, replaced by the twelve forts of the Fortified Position of Liège, though it continued in use as a barracks and as a command post for the Fortified Position, contributing to the country's National Redoubt. In the 1970s the citadel was largely destroyed by the construction of a hospital on the site. The southern walls remain. An area on the north side is a memorial to Belgians executed in the citadel by German occupiers in World Wars I and II, while 20th-century bunkers remain on the south side.

Wikipedia: Citadel of Liège (EN)

2. Attaque du 29 mai 2018

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Attaque du 29 mai 2018

On 29 May 2018, Benjamin Herman, a prisoner on temporary leave from prison, stabbed two female police officers, took their guns, shot and killed them and a civilian in Liège, Belgium. The gunman took a woman hostage before he was killed by police. The attacker had since 2017 been suspected of having been radicalised in prison after converting to Islam, and was reported to be part of the entourage of a prison Islamist recruiter. The method of the attack was said by investigators to match and be specifically encouraged by the Islamic State which claimed the attack. Prosecutors say they are treating the attacks as "terrorist murder". The attack is treated as "jihadist terrorism" by Europol.

Wikipedia: 2018 Liège attack (EN)

3. Collégiale Saint-Barthélemy

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Collégiale Saint-Barthélemy Jacques Renier / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew is an historical building in Liège, Belgium. Founded outside the city walls, it was built in coal sandstone, starting in the late 11th century and lasting until the late 12th century. It underwent, like most ancient religious buildings, modifications through the centuries. Nevertheless, the Meuse Romanesque—Ottonian architecture character of its architecture remained deeply rooted. The 18th century saw the addition of two more aisles, the opening of a neoclassical portal in the walls of the westwork, and the French Baroque redecoration of the interior. The interior of the western section has recently been restored back to the original style.

Wikipedia: Collegiate Church of Saint Bartholomew (EN)

4. Passage Lemonnier

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The passage Lemonnier is a covered passage in the center of Liège in Belgium that houses shops of all types. It connects the Vinâve d'Île to the rue de l'Université and is crossed, in its center, by the rue Lulay-des-Fèbvres. Built between 1836 and 1838 by architects Louis-Désiré Lemonnier and Henri-Victor Beaulieu, the Passage Lemonnier, whose name was chosen by lot between the two master builders, is the oldest covered commercial passage in Belgium; it precedes by eight years the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert of the architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar inaugurated in Brussels in 1847.

Wikipedia: Passage Lemonnier (FR)

5. Musée Wittert

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Musée Wittert Jean-Michel Bourdoux / CC BY-SA 4.0

Art museum of the University of Liège, the Wittert Museum preserves more than 65,000 works of various kinds. Located in one of the oldest wings of the university, Place du 20-Août in Liège, it changed its name in 2018 and underwent renovations. New signage has been installed and the exhibition spaces have been completely redesigned so as to be able to alternate between the semi-permanent exhibition "Wonders and curiosities of the art collections of the University of Liège" and temporary exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Musée Wittert (FR), Website

6. Basilique Saint-Martin

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Basilique Saint-Martin Original uploader was Manu25 at fr.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 1.0

St Martin's Basilica in Liège, is a Roman Catholic church situated on the Publémont hill in the city centre. It was initially built as a Romanesque structure in the 10th century, which in 1246 held the first celebration of an annual 'Fête-Dieu', the festival later known as Corpus Christi. This structure was replaced by a Gothic building in the 16th century. Up until the Liège Revolution it was one of the seven collegiate churches of Liège. In 1886 it was promoted to the rank of minor basilica.

Wikipedia: St Martin's Basilica, Liège (EN), Website, Heritage Website

7. Collégiale Sainte-Croix

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Holy Cross Church is a church in Liège, Belgium, located on place Verte in the corner of rue Sainte-Croix and rue Haute-Sauvenière. It was founded between 976 and 986 by bishop Notger and held the original St Hubert's Key, previously in the treasury of St Peter's Church. Previously a collegiate church, its chapter of secular canons was suppressed in 1797 following the Liège Revolution. The church itself was handed back for use as a worship space in 1802.

Wikipedia: Holy Cross Church, Liège (EN), Website

8. Dieudonné Lambrecht

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Dieudonné Lambrecht

Dieudonné Lambrecht, born May 4, 1882 in the district of Thier-à-Liège in Liège, and shot by the Germans on April 18, 1916 at the Chartreuse de Liège, was an intelligence agent during the First World War. He was the founder and leader of the Allied intelligence network Lambrecht which was taken over by Walthère Dewé. This White Lady network will be reactivated during the Second World War under the name of Clarence.

Wikipedia: Dieudonné Lambrecht (FR)

9. Maison Piot

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The Maison Piot also called Maison des Francs-Maçons by the neighborhood is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished achievements of the art nouveau style in Liège. It is the work of the architect Victor Rogister, one of the best representatives of Art Nouveau in Liège for Henri Piot, director of a mechanical factory. The sculptures were made by Oscar Berchmans.

Wikipedia: Maison Piot (FR), Heritage Website

10. Palais Provincial

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The Palace of the Prince-Bishops is a historic building situated on the Place Saint-Lambert in the centre of Liège, Belgium. It was the residence of former Prince-Bishops of Liège and once faced the monumental Cathedral of St. Lambert. It now houses the Palace of Justice of Liège and the Provincial Palace, i.e. the government building of Liège Province.

Wikipedia: Prince-Bishops' Palace (Liège) (EN)

11. Opéra Royal de Wallonie

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The Opéra royal de Wallonie is an opera house located on the Place de l'Opéra, in Liège, Belgium. Together with La Monnaie and the Vlaamse Opera, the Opéra royal, as it is colloquially known, is one of the three major opera houses in Belgium. From the beginning, the institution occupied the Théâtre royal in Liège, a building loaned by the city.

Wikipedia: Opéra Royal de Wallonie (EN), Website, Heritage Website

12. Maison Comblen

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Maison Comblen is an art nouveau house in Liège, Belgium. It is not in itself a complete art nouveau construction but the transformation of a neo-classical style dwelling into an art nouveau building. It is considered one of the most beautiful art nouveau achievements in Liège both for its façade and for its interior articulated under a skylight.

Wikipedia: Maison Comblen (FR), Architect Wikipedia

13. Église Saint-Servais

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The Church of Saint-Servais is a Roman Catholic church located on Rue Fond Saint-Servais in the Pierreuse district near the Liège-Saint-Lambert railway station in Liège, Belgium. The first church is said to have been founded in the tenth century. Several times rebuilt and modified over the centuries it is one of the oldest churches in the city.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Servais de Liège (FR), Heritage Website

14. Chapelle des Filles de la Croix

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The convent of the Capucines located in Hors-Château in Liège, was founded in 1626, at the corner of the impasse du Champion. The convent church was built in 1646. Sold during the Revolution, it was again occupied by the Daughters of the Cross after being privately owned. It is currently a normal school and the middle school of Marie-Thérèse.

Wikipedia: Couvent des Capucines de Liège (FR)

15. Église Saint-Jacques

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St James's Church is a church dedicated to James the Less in the Belgian city of Liège, founded in 1015 by bishop Baldrick II as the church for a Benedictine abbey. On the demolition of St Peter's Church it became one of the seven collegiate churches in the city. Its chapter was abolished in 1801 and the church converted into a parish church.

Wikipedia: St James's Church, Liège (EN), Website

16. Musée en plein air - Sart Tilman

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The Sart Tilman Open Air Museum is a museum of the University of Liège. Founded in 1977, it houses a collection of a hundred monumental outdoor works on the 700 hectares of the estate of the University of Liège at Sart Tilman. The open-air museum of Sart Tilman is co-managed by the University of Liège and the French Community of Belgium.

Wikipedia: Musée en plein air du Sart Tilman (FR), Website

17. Église Saint-Pholien

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The Church of Saint-Pholien is a Roman Catholic church in the Outremeuse district of Liège, Belgium, at the eastern end of the Boulevard de la Constitution. A first church of the twelfth century is rebuilt several times. The current building dates from 1914. The church is placed under the patronage of Saint Feuillen de Fosses.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Pholien de Liège (FR), Website, Architect Wikipedia

18. Parc de la Boverie

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The Parc de la Boverie is a park in the city of Liège located between the Meuse and the Dérivation rivers in the administrative district of Outremeuse. It is connected to the Quai Mativa by the Mativa footbridge, spanning the Derivation, and to the Quai de Rome by the La Belle Liégeoise footbridge across the Meuse.

Wikipedia: Parc de la Boverie (FR), Heritage Website

19. Église Notre-Dame-de-l'Immaculée-Conception

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The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the Church of the Redemptorists, Church of the Carmelites and Church of Saint-Gérard, is a seventeenth-century baroque style church located in the Hors-Château district of Liège. It was the church of the former convent of the Discalced Carmelites.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame-de-l'Immaculée-Conception de Liège (FR), Heritage Website

20. Aquarium & Museum

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The Maison de la science is a museum of the University of Liège, established in Liège, Belgium, offering a series of demonstrations, automated showcases whose purpose is to discover science while having fun. It concretely highlights the applications of discoveries made in biology, chemistry and physics.

Wikipedia: Maison de la science (FR)

21. Église Sainte-Walburge

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The Church of Sainte-Walburge is a Roman Catholic church located in the Sainte-Walburge district of the city of Liège, Belgium. The church, built in 1879, is the second building succeeding an old chapel of sickness erected in the fourteenth century. It is the place of worship of the Catholic parish.

Wikipedia: Église Sainte-Walburge de Liège (FR)

22. Église Saint-André

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The Church of Saint-André is a church in Liège, France. It is from the fourteenth century until the French Revolution, with Saint-Gangulphe, the church of the commandery of the Teutonic Order of St. Andrew, where the Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of the Old Rushes of Alden-Biezen resided.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-André de Liège (FR), Heritage Website

23. Mémorial Albert Ier

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The Albert I Memorial stands at the tip of Monsin Island which separates the Meuse from the Albert Canal downstream of Liège. It was inaugurated by Leopold III in August 1939 in memory of Albert I, who had himself inaugurated the work of the canal on 31 May 1930. The architect is Joseph Moutschen.

Wikipedia: Mémorial du canal Albert 1er à Liège (FR)

24. Tour aux Moxhons

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The Tour des Moxhons also called Tour aux Moxhons or Tour Moxhon is a building located in the Liège district of Saint-Laurent between Mont-Saint-Martin and Thier de la Fontaine. This tower is the only one preserved among those that were part of the ramparts of the city of Liège.

Wikipedia: Tour des Moxhons (FR), Heritage Website

25. Maison du Léopard

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The Leopard House dating from the fifteenth century is one of the oldest half-timbered civil buildings preserved almost entirely in Wallonia. Located in Liège in Belgium, it is enclosed between Féronstrée and Rue des Airs, a few dozen meters from the Place du Marché.

Wikipedia: Maison du Léopard (Liège) (FR)

26. Jardin botanique

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The Botanical Garden of Liège is the former botanical garden of the University of Liège, Belgium. Located not far from the city center, its park offers a green setting to the inhabitants of the district. There are some rare species of trees from all continents.

Wikipedia: Jardin botanique de Liège (FR)

27. Archéoforum

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The Archéoforum is an archaeological museum on place Saint-Lambert in Liège in Belgium. It is centered on the ruins of Saint Lambert's Cathedral and also includes the remains of a Gallo-Roman villa as well as displaying objects from the Mesolithic onward.

Wikipedia: Archéoforum (EN)

28. Athénée Léonie de Waha

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The Athénée Léonie de Waha is a secondary school located in the center of the city of Liège, on the boulevard d'Avroy. Organised by the City of Liège, the school is part of the Liège municipal education and the public network Official Education.

Wikipedia: Athénée Léonie de Waha (FR)

29. Chapelle Saint-Roch

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Saint-Roch en Volißre Chapel is a Catholic religious building built in 1558 and is the site of the cellites Brothers Monastery in Liege. The chapel was renovated, and the relics of St. Roque and St. Alexis were placed in 1682 and 1685 respectively.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Saint-Roch en Volière (FR)

30. Hôtel van den Steen

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The Hotel van den Steen or Hotel van den Steen de Jehay is a sixteenth-century mansion located in Liège at Mont Saint-Martin, Belgium. It belonged for more than two centuries to an illustrious family of Liège: the van den Steen family.

Wikipedia: Hôtel van den Steen (FR), Heritage Website

31. Maison Mozin

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Maison Mozin is a single-family dwelling house located at 402, rue de Campine, in the district of Sainte-Walburge, in Liège and built from 1957 to 1958. His client, Jules Mozin, is also the architect, who designed his personal house.

Wikipedia: Maison Mozin (FR), Architect Wikipedia, Heritage Website

32. Pont de Fragnée

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The Fragnée bridge, nicknamed the bridge of angels, is a bridge of the city of Liège crossing the Meuse at its confluence with the Ourthe, and at the start of the Derivation. The part spanning the Ourthe is called Pont de Fétinne.

Wikipedia: Pont de Fragnée (FR), Heritage Website

33. Jardins Jean-Bernard Lejeune

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The Jean-Bernard Lejeune Garden is a garden in the city of Liège, Belgium laid out in the early 1970s. Crossed by Rue Louvrex, it is located not far from the city centre, above a tunnel used as an exit to the A602-E25 motorway.

Wikipedia: Jardin Jean-Bernard Lejeune (FR)

34. Maison du docteur Janssens-Lycops

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The House of Dr. Janssens-Lycops is one of the most beautiful creations of art nouveau style house in Liège, Belgium. It was built between 1902 and 1903 by Paul Jaspar, initiator of Art Nouveau in the ardent city.

Wikipedia: Maison du docteur Janssens-Lycops (FR)

35. Villa l'Aube de Serrurier Bovy

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The Villa l'Aube was built in 1903 by the architect, interior designer and interior designer from Liège Gustave Serrurier-Bovy as a personal residence. It is one of the jewels of Art Nouveau in Liège.

Wikipedia: Villa l'Aube (FR), Architect Wikipedia, Heritage Website


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