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A Perfect Day Trip from Brussels: Exploring Liège

Liege-Guillemins Railway Station
Liege-Guillemins Railway Station. Credit: Pexels/Wolfgang Weiser

Nestled near Brussels, Liège is a vibrant city brimming with culture, charm, and history. The city boasts of a thriving arts and culture scene, promising an enchanting rich tapestry of attractions and activities for visitors. Plan a day trip Liege from Brussels to enjoy an authentic Belgian experience. Here are our top picks on things you can do and see at Liège.

Visit Liège-Guillemins Railway Station

Check out the Liège-Guillemins Railway Station, a modern architectural marvel and a delight to explore. Designed by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava, the state-of-the-art station has become an iconic landmark of the city and is celebrated for its futuristic design. The visually stunning station is worth a visit, especially at night when it's beautifully illuminated.

Explore the Palais des Princes-Evêques

Explore Liège's episcopal palace, The Palais des Princes-Evêques (Palace of the Prince-Bishops), a stunning architectural masterpiece. Located in the heart of Liège, this grand palace was constructed in the 10th century and is one of the biggest Gothic civil buildings in the world. The building today is occupied by the provincial services, but visitors can explore the galleries of arcades and revel in the architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, and Classicism by opting a walking tour of the city.

Stroll around the High Fens Nature Reserve

Hikers will love to hike in the 'High Fens', a nature reserve in Liège. It is a beautiful place that stretches over hectares where one can soak in nature and enjoy the landscapes and trails. It's one place worth visiting for nature lovers where one might chance upon deer, wild boars, and several bird species.

Enjoy Riverside Life beside the Meuse

Meuse riverside.
Meuse riverside. Credit: Pixabay/Bru-nO

Get ready to enjoy the riverside life beside the Meuse in Liège, which offers a delightful blend of relaxation, scenic beauty, and vibrant local culture. The Meuse River, which winds gracefully through the city, provides a picturesque backdrop for stimulating activities. Visitors can rent a car and enjoy the riverside and rural landscape. The riverbanks are also lined with well-maintained promenades perfect for leisurely walks or bike rides.

Hit the Coolest Restaurants at Liège

Foodies, there's good news for you - you'll find plenty of casual restaurants that are great spots to stop and enjoy mouth-watering food and drinks. Get ready to enjoy delicious meals at a fair price.

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