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Provincial Government Headquarters, Liège, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Michaelfiles
N 50° 38.769 E 005° 34.372
31U E 681895 N 5613635
Quick Description: [ENG] The left wing of Prince Bishop Palace, is called The Provincial Palace, Seat of Provincial Government --- [FR] On appelle le Palais Provincial l’aile gauche du Palais Prince-évêque, Siege du gouvernement
Location: Liège, Belgium
Date Posted: 3/12/2018 6:32:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMXX9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 4

Long Description:


Occupant depuis douze siècles le même site, l’ancien palais des princes-évêques de Liège a été reconstruit au XVIe siècle en s’inspirant probablement de plans dessinés par Léonard de Vinci ; c’est la colonnade de la première cour qui en fait un monument majeur de la Renaissance.
Partiellement détruit en 1734, la façade principale est reconstruite en style classique et une grande partie des appartements du prince sont, à la même époque, décorés en style rococo.
Siège de nombreuses juridictions, le palais abrite aussi, dans son aile ouest reconstruite au XIXe siècle en style néogothique, les institutions de la province de Liège.


Het voormalige paleis van de prins-bisschoppen van Luik bezet sinds de twaalfde eeuwen op dezelfde locatie, werd herbouwd in de zestiende eeuw waarschijnlijk geïnspireerd op plannen ontworpen door Leonardo da Vinci; het is de colonnade van het eerste hof dat het tot een belangrijk monument van de Renaissance maakt.
Gedeeltelijk verwoest in 1734, de hoofdgevel is herbouwd in klassieke stijl en een groot deel van de appartementen van de prins zijn, tegelijkertijd, versierd in rococo-stijl.
Zetel van vele rechtsgebieden, het paleis herbergt ook, in zijn westelijke vleugel herbouwd in de negentiende-eeuwse neogotische stijl, de instellingen van de provincie Luik.


The former palace of the prince-bishops of Liège occupied since the twelfth centuries at the same location, was rebuilt in the sixteenth century probably inspired by plans designed by Leonardo da Vinci; it is the colonnade of the first court that makes it an important monument of the Renaissance.
Partly destroyed in 1734, the main facade has been rebuilt in classical style and a large part of the prince's apartments are, at the same time, decorated in rococo style.
Seat of many jurisdictions, the palace also houses, in its western wing rebuilt in the nineteenth-century neo-Gothic style, the institutions of the province of Liège.
Type of Capitol: State, Province, Canton, or Other Primary Division of a Nation

Address:
Place Saint Lambert
Liège, Liège Belgium
4000


Dates of Construction: 1508-1540

Major Renovations: 1849 et 1853.

Hours: Sur RDV

Capitol Web Site: [Web Link]

Historical Monuments/Memorials: Not listed

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