Activities starting in the Terra Nova Visitor Centre are accessible without COVID SAFE TICKET as the capacity is limited to less than 50 people for each activity.
For this purpose, you are requested to book your visit online in order to avoid your visit being postponed by the reception staff, depending on the number of visitors in the various locations. The wearing of a mask is mandatory from 10 years old. The Citadel team and its Terra Nova Visitor Centre thanks you for your collaboration.

Since March 2015 the monumental sculpture called The Turtle crowns the Citadel, overlooking the city of Namur.

It catches everyone’s eye, invites you for a walk, brings together passers-by and tourists, appears in pictures that are shared on social networks.

Jan Fabre’s work ‘Searching for Utopia’ was presented in Namur from March 14 to August 30, 2015 as part of the flagship exhibition Facing time Rops / Fabre. The idea was to bring together two artists from two periods: one Walloon, Félicien Rops (1833-1898) and one Flemish, Jan Fabre (1958).

Fabre’s monumental sculpture dominates the city from the Citadel of Namur. Its location on the site is forceful yet an integral part of the urban landscape. The Turtle, as everyone calls it now, has become a place to walk and to meet, a very symbol of the city.

Since the exhibition ended in 2005, the Turtle has become a permanent element of the Namur landscape.

Free access all year round; follow the signs 'Searching for Utopia'.