Places to Visit in Liege, Belgium, Europe

Places to Visit in Liege, Belgium, Europe

Liege city is positioned in the valley of the Meuse River in the province of Liege in Wallonia region in Belgium, is the industrial backbone of Wallonia region and economic and cultural hub as well covering an area of 69.39 square kilometers (26.79 square miles). Liege is surrounded by Grace-Hollogne, Awans, Juprelle, Blegny, Soumagne, Chaudfontaine, Esneux, Sprimont, and Ans and placed at the distance of 98 kilometers from Brussels, capital of Belgium. Geographical coordinates of Liege are 50.6333° N, 5.5667° E.


History of Liege:

Liege was inhabited by Roman’s from centuries but the first settlement in the Liege was recorded since 558 inhabited by Bishops. Liege was attacked by numerous emperors due to strategic position and in the year 1345, Liege rebels attacked the Prince-Bishop Engelbert III de la Marck and defeated him. During the War of the Spanish Succession in the year 1704, Duke of Marlborough invaded the city and later captured by French and during the World War I, the city came under the rule of German and after the World War II, industries were established in the city.


Tourism in Liege:

Church of Saint Paul:

Church of Saint Paul is small but renowned church compared to other churches in the city and the church includes idealistic of St. Martin and the one of St. Bartholomew.


Museum of Walloon Art:

Museum of Walloon Art is placed at the distance of few kilometers from center of the city is renowned museum in the city dedicated to works by of the local painters since the Roman times and open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 4:30 pm.


St. Lambert Cathedral:

St. Lambert Cathedral is the renowned museum in the city is the 9th tallest cathedral in the world situated on place St. Lambert in Liege and it is also the oldest church in the city.


Palace of the Prince-Bishops:

Palace of the Prince-Bishops is positioned in the middle of the city is a main landmark in the city and known for Palace of Justice represents the political power of the old Prince-Bishops of Liege.


Places to see in Liege:

  • Saint James Cathedral
  • Place Saint Lambert
  • Saint Barthélémy Church
  • Museum of Religious Art
  • Physiology Institute
  • Saint Nicolas Church
  • House of Science
  • Zoology Museum

 Climate in Liege:

Liege is served by oceanic climate with mild summer and chilled winter and average temperature varies from -0° C to 23° C and best time to visit liege is from June to October.


Transportation to Liege:

Liege airport is situated at the distance of 14 kilometers from heart of the city is one of the major airports in the country and caters with domestic and international flights to cities in Belgium and to the neighboring countries. Liege is renowned for hosting the third largest river port in Europe has direct connections to Antwerp, Rotterdam and Germany. Railway line in the city provides direct domestic and international connections to cities like Brussels, Antwerp, Namur and Charleroi, Luxembourg, Maastricht in the Netherlands, Paris in France, and Aachen in Germany. Liege has extensive road connection linking from all the surrounding cities and buses and taxis are the main mode of transportation within the city.


Accommodation in Liege:

Liege is bounded by abundant sightseeing destinations and open-air activities and travelers can realize the suites with all the consoles of home and the majority of the hotels in the city are positioned slam to main tourism, shopping and dining destinations. Most of the hotels in the Liege offers package tours and provides the hospitalities like free Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center, free breakfast, LCD TV, king sized bed, and many more facilities and cost from $ 20 to $ 250 and above per day. Some of the major hotels in Liege are listed here below:

  • Ramada Plaza Liege City Center
  • Alliance Hotel Liege
  • Hotel Mercure Liege Centre
  • Ibis Liège Centre Opéra
  • Campanile Liege – Luik
  • Best Western Univers Hotel
  • Château Bernalmont
  • Appart Hotel Simi
  • Best Western Post Hotel & Wellness Liege
  • Hotel Le Val d’Ourthe
  • Hotel Le Midi
  • Husa De La Couronne

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