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Visit Namur and discover its architectural heritage


Namur has many 18th-century buildings which have retained their original appearance thanks to renovation. Be sure to visit them while in southern Belgium.


First of all, make your way to the Citadel of Namur, an unmissable historic site in Belgium and one of the largest fortresses in Europe. To make the most of your visit, you can buy a unique ticket, the Citadel Pass.


Several architectural buildings are also worth visiting, in particular the Baroque Church of Saint-Loup in the Jesuit convent. This church, built between 1621 and 1645, is an excellent example of religious architecture influenced by the Italian Renaissance.

 

A stroll through time in Namur


Starting at the Place du Marché aux Légumes, explore the city's oldest houses, with their typical brick/stone façades.


The Rue du Président, Rue Ruplemont and Rue Fumal contain some interesting buildings which are the oldest in the city.


During your stroll, stop at number 20, Rue Ruplemont, where you'll find the Escholle Dominicale pour les Pauvres (Sunday School for the Poor), dating from 1660. Also stop in the Rue Fumal,at the Maison de la Poésie.


As for the Théâtre Royal de Namur (1868), it gives centre stage to around one hundred shows and concerts a year.


Namur also has many interesting museums.