Rediscovering Liège

Despite having a disputable bad reputation, Liège has a few charming corners that are well worth discovering, most of them located not far from the city centre.

In my view Liège has a potential that has been totally missed out. There is an interesting ensemble of medieval and Renaissance buildings, but the proliferation of shops selling low-quality products, the existence of a poor urban planning policy, and finally an insufficient heritage protection have caused the city to be outside many travellers’ route.

The economic success of Liège once lied in the importance of its iron and steel industry. When the need for restructuring arrived, Liège did not manage to adapt, and found its way down from glory to decline.

Nowadays Liège is still fighting to revive its former glory, that of a prominent industrial city. It should, likewise, enhance its own image, protecting and thus pushing up the value of its heritage.

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20 comentarios en “Rediscovering Liège

    • Thanks very much for your kind comment! 🙂
      Liège is not a particularly beautiful city, and I had an overall bad opinion about it… but the other day I took the time to explore it more in depth, trying to reach the most beautiful corners, and of course there are. Every place has its nice things 🙂

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  1. Who needs a gym contract or Virgin Active in Liege with all those steps yet the locals seem to climb them with ease. I suspect I would be puffing like a steam train. I love cobbled streets and especially the shot with the informal almost “courtyard” with the roses. And those bridges over the water give the city an immediate sense of space. An interesting city for sure.

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