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About Huy

Huy, the city of fountains and sculptures, is one the oldest Belgian cities being still unique. It is located between Namur and Liège, where the rivers Meuse, Hoyoux and Mehaigne merge.

With a deep history reaching the Roman Empire, the city had a great historical role for both Belgium and Europe during the Middle Age. The name of the city was first discovered in Latin documents belonging to the 6th and 7th centuries. The Fort of Huy, which you will see while walking around the city surrounded by the mountains, has been the symbol of the city since the 15th century. The fort, which has been the shining star of the city throughout the history, also has bad memories as it was used as the prison and the death camp of the Germans during the Second World War. You can have an overview of both the fort and the city panorama via a telpher built over the Meuse River and the fort in 1957. Beside the Fort of Huy the city is proud of, the historical gothic bridge, Li Bassinia, a copper fountain at the main square, and the Grand Place are among the artifacts to exemplify while describing the culture of Huy. The structures in the historical center of Huy have Mosan architecture which was prevalent in the 16th and 17th centuries and Hospice d’Oultremont is one of those brightest examples of this architecture.  There are many churches reflecting the golden eras in the 12th and 13th centuries in the city. While the Gothic Collegiate Church from the 14th century, on the eastern coast of the Meure River, is famous for its wonderful stained-glass windows, you can also see local works reflecting the engraving art of the city in the city museum.

You will see a lot of jewelry shops and shops selling tinned bowls, winecups, jugs and many souvenirs in Huy, a mesmerizing city with the art of engraving materials such as copper and tin.  In addition to the small streets, terrace cafes and those shops with shining windows, a boat trip over the Meuse River will be another city detail you will never be able to forget.

Liège Airport is the closest airport to the city which you can reach easily in half an hour with trains from Namur or Liège. The distance between the airport and the city center is 27 kilometers and you can take a train or a taxi or rent a car.

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