Guillemins railway station - continued
Walking in and around the railway station it is hard to imagine you are walking on the premisses of what was once a castle. In fact, Benedict monks of Saint-Guillaume occupied the castle and converted it into a convent (which went by the name of Guillemins de Liège.) It's this convent that gave the name to the quarter where ultimately the train station would be built
With the French Revolution the grounds were confiscated and sold of and the first railway station was built in the 19th century. The works of the current station started in 2000 and the grand opening was in 2009. Because the station was placed 150 meters more East to the original building several streets and buildings had to make way. With 16.000 visitors per day, it ranks as the tenth most important railway station in Belgium and the third most important in the French speaking part of the country.
Do I have to say that it is a beautiful building and a photographers paradise?