Citadel of Namur, path and history of civilization

La Citadel of Namur is a fortress located in Namur, Wallonia. Originally a Roman structure, it has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, today it is one of the largest fortresses in Europe and is classified as Major heritage of Wallonia. To pass by Namur and not drop by here is a real shame.

The peculiarity of this place are also the traces of human settlements on the site, date back to approx 6.000 years ahead of the birth of Jesus Christ. From nomadic, the habitat will progressively become permanent.

The Citadel occupies 80 hectares of land and is located a few steps from the city center and offers beautiful views from above, from photos! The Citadelle can also be visited with the Citadelle Pass, 9€, which includes a visit with a tourist train, a Medieval visit, a visit to the garden of the two towers, a visit to the underground, a film on the 2000 years of history of this site. With 7 km of underground, the Citadel of Namur boasts the longest network of galleries in Europe.

Sinceramente I didn't buy any passes and I visited the Citadelle as I liked it. There are several colorful routes and a nice map of how to follow them that you will find in the tourist offices of the city as well as in many cafes and pubs, I found my map at the Collège pub. For those who want to take only the train there are only € 2 return.

THEaperture runs from 9 April to 30 September, every day from 10.30am to 18pm. In other seasons it is open on Wednesdays from 13pm. A tour of the Citadelle is worthwhile if you want to take pictures, a walk in the green of nature, here really great, and if you want to see one of the highlights of Namur. Important, range ofwater with you because at the top of the path you will find neither bars nor fountains. The journey is not too long, in my opinion the train is not worth it.

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