Discover the beauty of the Belgian city, Liege

Liege , Belgium vacation

Whether you are going to Liege with an Erasmus scholarship or simply choosing it as your next travel destination, this major city in Belgium is a wonderful place to discover. Located only one hour from Brussels by car or train, Liege holds many treasures that wait to be discovered by the tourists, with surroundings offering endless options for walking or tourist visits.

Liege is a historical and cultural city on the Meuse River with a vibrant artistic life and an important architecture heritage, linked to other important European cities such as : Paris, Amsterdam or Maastricht, Holland. This university city has a truly rich artistic treasure and is known for its cycling races, offering visitors easy access to the Formula 1 racetrack.

Getting in Liege from Brussels is simple and fast with two direct trains from North, Central and Midi stations that cost 13.70 euro per ticket and takes one hour.

Must-see attractions in Liege:

  • Liege-Guillemins Station is a new impressive railway hub in Europe and part of the high-speed train network. It’s an attractive point of interest with an interesting designed realized by a Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, connecting important European cities and being a facile way to arrive quickly in Paris, Brussels or Frankfurt.
  • Prince Bishop Palace is an important monument, built in the 10th century, and is divided in two courtyards. The Palace is also home for the law court and the provincial government, featuring an impressive facade which is a must see by visitors. Keep in mind that a special approval is required for a visit of the palace itself, while the first courtyard can be visited every day.
  • “La Batte” market is considered to be the largest and oldest market in Belgium and a great location where you can find various stalls offering fruits, flowers, local products and more in Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. After a visit to this market, you can go and enjoy a tasteful and typical Belgian coffee while enjoying the surroundings and observing the locals.
  • A large array of fine museums and remarkable art galleries can be found in Liege, where Mosan art works can be admired. Among the most well-known cultural points of interest, you can visit The Grand Curtis Museum, The Museum of Walloon Art or the Aquarium Museum. With a Liege city pass (20 euro), tourists have free access to 13 museums.
  • Liege specialties refer to a traditional cuisine where you can enjoy Liege meatballs, probably the most traditional dish from this area, salad Liegoise or sweet waffles. Do not forget about the best Belgian beer, Galler chocolate or Herve cheeses.

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