Namur Sights and Landmarks Guide, Belgium
The Belgian city Namur has an indescribable class and allure closely seen on the fusion of its lifestyle, affluent legacy and stunning sceneries. Visitors are captivated by the many tourist attractions of the city. Several famous people in history, like Victor Hugo, fell in love with Namur’s charm. The city and its people pleasantly welcome every tourist discovering Namur Sights.
Namur Sights – Museums
Namur has 12 unforgettable museums, which take everyone on a historical and sacred art journey. The tone and atmosphere of each museum is distinctly remarkable and diverse.
Tresor Du Prieure D’oignies. The artifacts housed in this museum date back to The Middle Ages. It has a collection of works by Friar Hugo from the beginning of the 13th century. Also, the museum displays various religious manuscripts and items such as double cross-pieces. Arabian ivory and glass objects are on display here. Visitors can view these medieval art pieces from 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 5pm every day except Sunday mornings and Mondays.
Musee Provincial Des Art Anciens. The museum’s location used to be an 18th century patrician residence known as the Gaiffier d’Hestroy Manor. Just like the Tresor, this museum also houses collections from the Medieval Period along with several pieces from the Renaissance. All of the collections are from the region and city of Namur. Visitors will find exhibitions of sculptures made of both stone and wood, religious paintings, and metal and glass works. The museum is open every day from10am to 6pm except Mondays.
Namur Sights – Historical Landmarks
Namur is known as the city with strong defensive fortifications. Throughout its history, two important landmarks protected the city from invasions of various troops. Today, these landmarks are open to public discovery.
The Belfry. The construction of Namur’s Belfry began in 1388. It used to be a rounded tower made of lime wreckage stone and was known as “Tour St. Jacques.” The current façade of the Belfry was from a 16th century reconstruction, when a bell tower was added to it. In 1841, a municipal clock was included to the belfry.
Namur Citadel. This once proud fortress, which shielded the city from aggressors, is now the most visited attraction in Namur. The tour guide uncovers the rich history of the citadel. Underneath tourists will find a genuine 16th to 20th century obscured military headquarters. Above these headquarters, a working small train takes the visitors to the different levels of the site.
Namur Sights – Places for Recreation and Sports
The city’s natural surroundings mixed with the elements of water and air provides everyone a mass of opportunities for recreation and sports. Namur answers every person’s leisure desires through relaxation and sport sights.
Bowling Et Squash De Namur. This place has a total of 6 squash courts and 16 bowling lanes. An added feature is the tavern complete with billiard tables. Bowling Et Squash De Namur is an idyllic spot for any bowling enthusiasts.
Queen Fabiola Leisure Park. The park is equipped with a big playground for both young and the young at heart. For those eager for a little more fun, the park has pedal go-karts, a climbing track, and a mini-golf course. Children could enjoy their time playing on the trampolines or riding the electric cars. When hungry, visitors may buy food from the cafeteria located inside the park.
Namur Sights is indeed a combination of history, education and leisure. Tourists may extend their search for more attractions in cities nearby. In fact, one may check on what Luxembourg Sights and Lille Sights have listed.
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