On 12/21/2023, the visitor reception will be closed and guided tours will be suspended.
The church is reserved all day for private activities.
Discover this unique place and its baptismal font in the heart of Liege
A colorful church
The last of the seven collegiate churches built in Liege between the 8th and 11th centuries, the first church was consecrated in 1015 (remains visible under the glass slabs).
Between 1040/50 and 1182, a larger building gradually replaced the first collegiate church. It was built in the style of the great German Romanesque churches of the region between the Rhine and the Meuse, characterized by the imposing westbau with its two elegant bell towers and the polychrome facades.
The baptismal font: wonderful and mysterious
The baptismal font of Saint Bartholomew is one of the Seven Wonders of Belgium and deserves to be in such good company for many reasons. This early Romanesque work is both the result of incredible technological mastery and a magnificent source of aesthetic emotion for its visitors. Moreover, this exceptional splendor is surrounded by a halo of mystery: one or more unknown authors, an obvious Byzantine influence, missing pieces