First Time Tourists Guide in Liège, Belgium

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As the third large city in Belgium, Liège has been long known as a commercial and cultural hub. Its old town is full of landmarks dating back to the medieval era.

There are some beautiful and historic places you need to visit, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Montagne de Bueren, Curtius Museum, and La Boverie.

Don’t forget to try their popular dish, flambé steak and peket for the drink.

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SIGHTSEEING

Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral to capture the most beautiful Gothic architectural building in the city. The old style of the building with the usual collection of stunning stained-glass windows is ready to be the object of your photography. A very unusual feature of this cathedral is the pulpit that has the sculpture of Lucifer at the back of it. Before you enter the cathedral, though, you may want to snap some shots, because your eyes are filled with greenery garden.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Liège Cathedral, also known as St. Paul's Cathedral, is a church with a history dating back to the 10th century.

Address : Place de la Cathédrale 6, 4000 Liège, Belgium

DOWNTOWN

Welcome to the most visited spot in Liège, Montagne de Bueren. It is a 374-step staircase that was built in 1881 to honor the 600 soldiers who died in the battle. This long stone staircase is located in the old city center, overlooking the stunning city views. Prepare yourself to climb those staircases, because there would be a moment or two for you to stop and to take a breath. In every step you make, you’ll see lovely messages on your way up, adding excitement to this experience. But the highlight of this journey would be when you arrive on the top. You’ll witness the beauty of the city up there and don't forget to make the most of it.

Montagne de Bueren

Nice stairs and nice view of the city. Worth to climb 300 stairs in Belgium.

Address : Montagne de Bueren, 4000 Liège, Belgium

SHOPPING

Marche de la Batte is a large and vibrant street market that’s held every Sunday. This market is located next to the Meuse River. It offers you numerous items like clothes, crockery, books, antiques, fruits, vegetables, and so many more. This is the kind of market that’ll get you closer to the people of Liège. If Marche de la Batte selling all traditional goods, Médiacité is available to pamper you with modern vibes and stuff. This shopping mall is giving you bold and colorful architecture with its 120+ shops and restaurants.

Marche de la Batte

Traditional market of Liège, you will find mostly local farmers products, normal imported clothes, and some special products like fishs, cheeses and pastas.

Address : La Batte, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Médiacité

A cool mall in Liége with numerous restaurants in and around the building complex.

Address : Boulevard Raymond Poincaré 7, 4020 Liège, Belgium

FOOD & DRINK

Try Liège’s purest traditional dishes like flambé steak, tender cooked kidneys, and Liège salad. Enjoy all this while having a peket as your company. Peket is a local alcohol made in Liège and you can have it with various fruit flavors, too.

CULTURE

Liège is known as the third large city in Belgium and the largest city in the French-speaking region. The wealth of churches, museums, and art galleries have become the city’s signature. Be prepared to see some of the most beautiful buildings you’ll ever see.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit the city is between April – June or September – October. The spring and fall weather are incredibly beautiful and will definitely leave you feeling refreshed.

HOTEL

Hotel Van Der Valk Sélys Liège invites you to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view with its warm atmosphere. While the polished rooms are ready to comfort you with its equipment, their chic restaurant offers you deliciousness with city views and a terrace. Spa and indoor pool are at their service to pamper your body. To keep your body and mind healthy, there’s a gym and a garden for your pleasure. This 5-star hotel is only a 4 minutes walk from Liège-Palais train station and a 5-minute walk from the old town. Another good recommendation for your stay is Hotel De La Couronne. Warm and modern rooms with its Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as desks and setting areas. The sleek bar is a perfect spot to taste the drink of Liège. In the morning, come by at their breakfast buffet, serving you tasty menus in a trendy room. Not to forget the covered patio with seating. The location is even easier for you. It is near public transit and the train station, shopping, sightseeing, and restaurants.

Van Der Valk Sélys Liège

Great location and spacious, well kept rooms. There is a nice spa downstairs with indoor swimming pool. Good dining options a rooftop bar with a view.

Address : Rue du Mont St Martin 9/11, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Hotel De La Couronne

Good location for the hotel in terms of the high speed train station.

Address : Place des Guillemins 11, 4000 Liège, Belgium

RESTAURANT

Amon Nanesse Restaurant Liège is a perfect place to taste what Liège’s culinary has to offer. The restaurant comes with special traditional menus at reasonable prices. With its beautiful decoration, this restaurant wants you to try their popular cooking procedure, flambé. Flambé is a cooking procedure in which alcohol is added to a hot pan to create a burst of flames. Make sure to try their flambé meat. In a typical and warm setting and located in the heart of the city, this other restaurant, La Roussette de Savoie, comes to you with authenticity and quality. With the not-so-big space, this restaurant is one of the most popular spots for eating and relaxing both by the locals and tourists. They serve you the tastiest local food with kind service. Get ready to taste their special menus like raclettes and tartiflettes. Value your time and money here, it’ll totally worth it.

Amon Nanesse Restaurant Liège

Beautiful and cosy restaurant with a delicious local food for a reasonable price.

Address : Rue de l'Epée 4, 4000 Liège, Belgium

La Roussette de Savoie

This is a great restaurant with amazing food quality and a very special local experience.

Address : Rue des Célestines 12, 4000 Liège, Belgium

CAFE

Cafe, literally, is not complete without the existence of coffee. If you’re in the city, come and get to know ADDICT COFFEE. They are ready to serve you the best coffee. With their Moroccan breakfast plus coffee with a caramel macchiato, you won’t regret this experience. Explore more cafe by visiting this other cafe, Le Cappuccino. Le Cappuccino is a small cafe that offers you a real cappuccino, coffee, sandwiches, homemade quiches, and homemade soups. All menus are based on fresh products. Even though small, they guarantee you to have the best qualities and flavors. Coming here means you’re tasting the best cappuccino ever, as it is their specialty.

ADDICT COFFEE

Great local spot with beautiful coffee and amazing food served with a smile.

Address : Rue du Mery 18 gauche, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Le Cappuccino

A very nice cozy setting for a large selection of coffee. A moment of pure happiness.

Address : Rue des Croisiers 40, 4000 Liège, Belgium

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

If you’re looking for a night spot where you can have a party with great drinks and karaoke atmosphere, PIANO-BAR LE CLAVIER is the right place. This bar is giving you the opportunity to have the most fun while doing karaoke with good quality of music. And if you want to spend a cozy evening and discover the Gin and Champagne, The Workshop of Gin is the best place to be. This bar allows you to enjoy massive collection of Gins. A great atmosphere and affordable prices are guaranteed. Come here and spend your night with the intimacy of Liège’s specials.

PIANO-BAR LE CLAVIER

Super cozy place with a wonderful atmosphere.

Address : Rue Roture 22, 4020 Liège, Belgium

The Workshop of Gin

Great bartender and massive selection of Gins and botanicals.

Address : Rue du Pont 5, 4000 Liège, Belgium

INTERESTING PLACE

Since its opening in March 2009, the Curtius Museum has become one of the major centers of Liège museums. This museum houses archaeological treasures and art within a 17th century mansion. The building itself is very polished and stands with its bright red color. One of the interesting objects you may want to see is the glass collection. You can also explore other exciting objects while surrounded by its decorative rooms. Another one of the best-looking museums in the city is La Boverie. This museum is popularized by both locals and tourists. The museum is showcasing prints and drawings collections of the city’s Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Walloon art collection of the city’s Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. The collections are perfectly displayed for the comfort of the eyes. Make sure to visit Opéra Royal de Wallonie before you leave the city. This stunning-looking opera house has staged operas since 1820. The atmosphere inside is incredibly inviting. Look up at the ceiling and see the most beautiful ceiling ever.

Curtius Museum

The Curtius Museum is a little like a local history museum with a collection worthy of a national museum. The glass collection is very special with some beautiful examples of St. Lambert and Art Nouveau glassworks.

Address : Quai de Maestricht 13, 4000 Liège, Belgium

La Boverie

The rich collection of this museum takes its place in a beautiful building of 1905,created for the world's fair in Liège that attracted 7.000.000 visitors.

Address : Parc de la Boverie, 4020 Liège, Belgium

Opéra Royal de Wallonie

Very nice monument in the center of the city.The inside is as beautiful as seen from outside. There is also a great view from the Opera over the city.

Address : Place de l'Opéra, 4000 Liège, Belgium

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

You have to come to Parc Boverie for relaxation and recreation. Located on a grassy island, this serene park is ready to charm you and your loved ones while surrounded by lovely vibes. This park is a good spot for picnic and bicycle rides. Capture the most beautiful moment while breathing the Liège’s fresh air. The park is just outside the La Boverie museum. Pont de Fragnée is another good spot to create Instagram pictures. This bridge is known as one of the best bridges in the city. With its fascinating construction and lighting in the evening, this bridge is definitely worth visiting.

Parc Boverie

Really beautiful the art museum is also very interesting great place to just have a little walk or just enjoy the good weather.

Address : 4020 Liège, Belgium

Pont de Fragnée

One of the most beautiful bridges of Liège. It is definitely worth seeing it if you are visiting the city.

Address : 4020 Liège, Belgium