Petersberg. MAASTRICHT. 29. Route. 267
The treasury (adm. 25c.; sacristan, Haven-Straat 15) contains a dalmatic
of the 7th cent., an enamelled silver relief (a Byzantine work of the 11th
an Oriental horn (42th cent. y and a reliquary in rock-crystal and
er gilt (43th cent.).
From the S.W. corner of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Plein the Korte
Straat leads to the St. Pieter Straat, in which (on its left site}, i the
former Church of the Minorites (Minderbroederskerk; Pl. 5, B, 3),
dating from the 13th cent. and restored by P. J. H. Cuypers in 1880.
This church now s the Town Library (open 9-12; on Tues.,
Thurs., & Sat., ) ) and the National Archives (open on week-
da} Or ; entr., Oude Minderbroeders-Straat).
The Oude Minderbroeders-Straat leads to the right to the Hel-
poort(P1.B,3) and other remains of the Town Walls (late 43th cent. ).
A few paces to the S., between two Bastions (16th cent. ) washed by
the Jeker, is a point commanding a picturesque view of the Hel-
poort, the chief churches of the town, and the Villa Park to the 8.
We now return to the N. along the town-wall, pass the berth of
the Liége steamers (Pl. B, 3), cross the canal to the right, and enter
the small Stads-Park (Pl. 4), with a restaurant and pretty
view of the Meuse take place here in summer on Tues.,
Thurs., and every second Su )
1., at 6 or 7 p.m. (25 Sale
A visit to the old quarries 1 which hone ycomb the chalky tufa mass
of the *Petersberg (400 f t.), to the S. of Maastricht, takes 2-3 hrs.
(cabs, see p. 264) Walle (40 min.) may follow the Hooge Dyk,
leading from the Stads-Park (see above) along the E. side of the
Liege Canal. The entrance is at the suppressed Servite monastery
of Slavante (14th cent.), now a restaurant (fine view), where ad-
mission-tickets are issued (1 pers. 2fl., each addit. pers. 50 ¢.;
small fee to guide). The invariable temperature of the interior is
about 45° Fahr., so that visitors should beware of entering the caverns
in a heated condition. The quarries were worked from Roman times
down to the end of the 19th century. The soft stone is easily sawn
into blocks and hardens on exposure to the atmosphere. Massive
square pi of it have been left to support the yast labyrinth
of galleries, that ramify over an area about 3M. long by 11/p M.
broad. The soft, friable nature of the stone deadens every sound,
so that footsteps are inaudible at a very short distance, Admission
to a small palzontological collection is included in the entrance-
fee, but most of the fossils discovered in the quarries are in the
University museum of Liége (p: 253).
Those who,are not pressed for time should proceed to the 8. to
visit the picturesque ruin of Lichtenberg, which overlooks the valley
of the Meuse as far as Visé, and then return to the town vid the
crest of the Petersberg and "past the dilapidated citadel of St. Pieter
(1700). — At Petit- Lanaye, the first Belgian steamboat - station
about 4 M. to the S. of Slavante, is the attractive chateau of Caestert
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