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"Place du Marché (Market Square)" Top 5 Page for this destination Liège Things to Do Tip by Nemorino

Liège Things to Do: 146 reviews and 360 photos

  1. Market Square with monument
by Nemorino
  • 1. Market Square with monument - Liège
      1. Market Square with monument
    by Nemorino
  • 2. Wall to wall restaurants at Market Square - Liège
      2. Wall to wall restaurants at Market Square
    by Nemorino

In the Middle Ages this really was the marketplace where people came to buy their daily groceries, but eventually it became too small for the growing population so the market was moved elsewhere.

The pillar and fountain in the center of the square were designed by a local artist named Jean Del Cour in 1697. This pillar was traditionally depicted in the coat of arms of the city, and it was supposedly the inspiration for a very abstract logo adopted by the city council in 2007.

Second photo: Wall to wall restaurants at the Market Square. I tried one of these just for a snack and a cup of coffee. The clientele seemed to be mainly local people who were just hanging around, killing time, which I suppose is the traditional use of cafés in times of high unemployment.

>>Next: Palace of the Prince Bishops<<

Directions: GPS 50°38'44.33" North; 5°34'33.24" East

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  • Updated Jun 21, 2014
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  • JaneinBelgium's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    I tried to rate this review with 5 thumbs up but it only took 2 - sorry!!!! I need to use the mouse and not the stupid tracking pad!


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