Maastricht Romanesque stone sculpture is regarded as one of the highlights of Mosan art.
Maastricht painters were praised by Wolfram von Eschenbach in his Parzival.
The bridge was an important link in the main road between Bavay and Cologne. Remains of the Roman road, the bridge, a religious shrine, a Roman bath, a granary, some houses and the 4th-century castrum walls and gates, have been excavated.
Fragments of provincial Roman sculptures, as well as coins, jewelry, glass, pottery and other objects from Roman Maastricht are on display in the exhibition space of the city's public library (Centre Céramique).
It is not known when the Romans arrived in Maastricht, or whether the settlement was founded by them.