The Liège-Guillemins high-speed rail station, a true cathedral of glass and steel, was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2009. Monumental, organic, ethereal and transparent, it transfigures the urban landscape and towers as a symbol of the city’s renewal. With it, Belgium became the first state to have a high-speed rail network spanning the entire country. Liège lies just 22 min from Aachen, 29 min from Maastricht, 1 h 44 from Liège, 2 h 18 from Paris and 3 h 16 from London.