At present, there are more than 76 castles and palaces in Luxembourg. However, the Grand Ducal Palace (Palais Grand-Ducal) is deemed the most significant, since it is here that the ruling family of the Grand Duchy lives.
The building in which the palace is nowadays hosted was built between 1572 and 1574, and, in time, it was home to the City Hall, the Prefecture, and then to the Government. In 1890 it was turned into a palace.
Each year, as from the end of July to the beginning of September, the Palace opens its gates in view of welcoming visitors around the world. Directed by specialized guides, tourists visit the Palace and learn information on the history of the venue and on the ruling dynasties of the country, on its history as from 1890.
Further information on the opening hours of the Palace can be found at the tourist information office in Luxembourg.
Dating back to the 17th century, the Church of Saint John of Luxembourg is a significant religious edifice in the capital of the Grand Duchy.
The Cathedral of Our Lady is one of the most significant worship places in Luxembourg and an important tourist reference point of historic value.
The Museum of Modern Art Grand Duc Jean (MUDAM) reunites, by its exhibitions and by the specificity of its location, the present and the past of the city.