Tongeren is a beautiful city and municipality situated in Limburg, a Belgian province lying in the southeast of BelgiumTongeren, a Flemish region. The Liège Airport is the closest airport and is about 26 km from its center. Tongeren has the largest ever antique flea market occurring in the region Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg. Arrive on any of the cheap flights to Tongeren and experience life in a town where history is still alive in its various monuments.
The current Town Hall came up between 1737 and 1759 on the site where the then Cloth-makers Hall lay in ruins. Pascal Barbier, a renowned architect from Liège designed it. The building has a classical look and was constructed in typical architectural style so distinctive of the Maasland region. The interior has plasterwork and paintings reminiscent of Louis XV’s style.
A major tourist hotspot is the Gallo-Roman Museum which is situated in the heart of the town. The museum retraces the history of the town, the story of the local people and the amazing life of the Neanderthals, the Romans and the Gauls through attractive displays, wonderful objects and effective multimedia presentations. The Gallo-Roman museum conducts stimulating events, fantastic exhibitions and interesting workshops from time to time.
The Gothic 64 meter tall bell tower of the Basilica of Our Lady looms large over the entire town and its surrounding area. The Basilica boasts of a unique collection of art treasures of which the most renowned one is undoubtedly the 1479 walnut statue of Our Lady of Tongeren Cause of Our Joy. The 12th century Romanesque cloister adds to the grandeur of this impressive historical monument. A visit to this magnificent monument can be one of the reasons to book cheap flights to Tongeren. You could choose from a wide plethora of fine hotels in Tongeren.
The 13th century Tongeren Beguinage was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. It is now a cluster of small houses and plazas with narrow alleys and well-restored premises. The Gothic Church of St. Catherine dates back to 1294 and was later renovated in different architectural styles. The church is known for its magnificent 1711 pulpit by Robrecht Verburgh, 17th century altarpiece by Gaspar de Crayer and also the "Suffering Christ", a stunning sculpture.