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Liège is the third biggest city in Belgium, located in Wallonia (the French-speaking region), near the eastern borders with the Netherlands and Germany. The city is crossed by the Meuse River.
The Liège-Guillemins train station, designed by Santiago Calatrava, was the first sight of Liège and indeed a good prelude of the beautiful city.
Market Square and St. Lambert Square are in the city center. In Market Sq. you can see the Perron, the symbol of the city, which was once the symbol of justice in the Prince-Bishopric. It stands in front of the City hall built in the 17th century.
In this area is also the Prince-Bishops' Palace (Palais des Princes- Évêques), a great palace which houses now the Justice court and some offices of the provincial services. The old cathedral dedicated to St. Lambert was once in front of the Palace, in the place now occupied by St. Lambert Square. Under the square is Archéoforum, where you can see the foundations of the old cathedral and the previous churches erected on this place as well as other archaeological remains. On the same square is one of the Tourist information offices of Liège.
Between 922 and 1015, seven collegiate churches were built in Liège, enriching the religious heritage of the city: Saint Peter (922), Saint Martin (965), Saint Paul (965 to 971), Holy Cross (980), Saint John the Evangelist (981), Saint Denis (987) and Saint Bartholomew (1015). All of them except Saint Peter still stand. Some of them can be visited only in the afternoon. We visited Saint Paul collegiate church, which is the present cathedral of Liège, with an interesting interior and a treasure worth to see; St. John the Evangelist, which with its octagonal shape is similar to the Palatine Chapel of Aachen; and St. Denis.
Don?t miss the Citadel. There are few remains of military buildings (in fact there is a hospital on the top), but the view of the city from the park is fantastic. From the Citadel we walked down the 400 steps stairway Montagne de Bueren to go back to the city center.
This collegiate church was built in the 10th century, inspired by the Palatine Chapel of the Cathedral of Aachen, built... more travel advice
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