Admire Innovative Architecture
If you’re arriving for your festive break in Liège by rail, you cannot fail to be impressed by the city’s latest structural masterpiece. The undulating curves of modernist Gare de Liège-Guillemins puts the city firmly on the architectural world map. The station building was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava whose vision was to create a structure without facades, cleverly using light and shade of the vaulted glass and steel canopy of the roof as shelter. Airy and transparent, the new rail station was a significant message to the old guard of Belgium and a symbol of the city’s rebirth. You can reach Liège by train in around 3 hours from London and within 2 hours from Paris and Frankfurt.