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Lier: The Most Underrated City in Belgium

Lier: The Most Underrated City in Belgium, Lier, Belgium (B)

Try entering Belgium cities in Google. Lier is only a 33rd option in the list of Belgian cities. It took us nine months and visiting most of the cities ranked above until we heard about this city. Actually, it was P. who caught a glimpse of an image of an interesting tower clock in the Image Search. Finally, after some convincing, L. agreed to visit this place that we never knew existed. Once we did that – we were more than pleased with our decision!

Lier is a part of Antwerp province. So, as you may guess, it is not far away from one of the greatest cities in Belgium – Antwerp. To be precise, it is 30 kilometers away from the capital of the province and also 50 kilometers away from the capital of Belgium – Brussels. Safe to say, it is in a pretty convenient location. That is why my amazement continues to grow.

If we quickly look into Liers’ history, it is also not one to ignore. In 1496 it was a scene of a significant marriage in European history. Right here Philip the Handsome married Joanna of Castile. Later their son Charles V, though born in Ghent, ruled over the combined Austrian & Spanish empires. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lier: The Most Underrated City in Belgium
Guide Location: Belgium » Lier
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Paulius Bakanauskas
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Zimmer Tower
  • Town Square
  • City Hall
  • Rechtestraat
  • Saint Margaret’s Church