Namur It is the eighth city in population of Belgium and one of the great unknown for tourists who visit the country and that mainly focus on better known cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges or Ghent. Despite that, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has spectacular natural landscapes, partly thanks to the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers. A city where you can enjoy its nature, architecture and history.
If you go to travel to Namur You will be able to see the great influence of the Roman Empire in the city seeing some of its many archaeological remains, almost all of them in the historical center of the city and that began during the commercial settlement of these in the Celtic era. One of the most important sights in Namur is the Citadel, which is currently demilitarized and open to the public and where if you travel at Easter you can enjoy the beer festival that takes place inside.
The Namur Cathedral It is from the 18th century, it is dedicated to Saint Aubain and its bell tower has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Another very important attraction is the Couvent des Soeurs de Notre-Dam, a museum that contains authentic masterpieces of the art of the Meuse made by Hugo d’Oignes. If you like museums you have a couple of them that are very interesting, the Archaeological one and another dedicated to Félicien Rops.
Namur also has a lot of cultural importance and throughout the year important events are held that bring together many experts in various arts, such as the International Festival of the Francophonie de Cinema, the Nam’in’Jazz or Verdur Rock, which since 1986 has brought together thousands of followers from all over Europe. On the banks of the river there is also a spectacular Casino that is worth visiting even for one night and to have a drink.
Top 15 Things To Do In Namur, Belgium (August 2020)