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Historic Centre of Brugge

Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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As featured in 3 days in Bruges
Ranked #1 of 50 attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 thanks to its status as one of the commercial and cultural... more » Owner description: The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 thanks to its status as one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe and its enduring Gothic architecture. The Belgian city center is cited as a great example of a medieval historic settlement, even while it has evolved over the years. « less
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We spent our time walking around this lovely city, and sampled some waffles and frites. The best thing is that in goof weather all this is free to enjoy by foot. We avoided most of the tourist traps. I thought that the boat tour was relatively reasonably priced and enjoyable. We stayed till around 10pm and the relative calm of... More

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Take a giant step back in time into a beautiful, yet rather crowded Belgium resort city. Loved the Museums, Churches and canal cruise. Disliked the crowds...definitely try to go off season.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have visited Bruges five times and still find new things to do and see. The main squares all have magnificent historic buildings which have to be seen to be believed and a boat trip on one of the canals is a must. The churches too all have a charm of their own.

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Belfast
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved how accessible everything was. The city is very walkable. The place is romantic, historic and fun- though flemish courtesy could be improved on

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isle of wight uk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

So off we went on a day visit to Brugge. What an amazing city, amazing restaurants, bars and people. The building are splendid in their appearance with so much character and they are everywhere. The belfry with it's 366 steps are not the faint hearted. It is hard work and the closer you get to the top, then smaller the... More

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cochrane, alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You'll need two days to eat all the chocolate, drink all the beer and eat all the food you're going to want! All we did was walk around to visit all the beautiful historic buildings, around each little corner is a new discovery - get lost in the city centre and see what you find!

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This city is easily one of the most beautiful and picturesque places I've visited. Every vista is perfection. The town centre is a listed area, unchanged for centuries. Full of amazing bars and cafes, restaurants, museums and galleries. A perfect place for a two or three day visit. Superb!

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This city has so many beautiful buildings, mostly very well kept or restored, and is immaculately clean and safe.

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Carmarthen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stayed three nights in Brugge and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's small enough to wander around effortlessly. A place you really have to visit. Climbing the Belfry is well worth it for the fab view. We went in July and it was extremely busy. A lot of tourists are bussed in for the day - it's quieter morning and evening. If... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Like walking back in time! Bruges is a must visit if you are in the area. Tons if chocolate, lace and beer ships. Learned from a local merchant not all if the chocolate purveyors actually make their own products. One on Wall St does and wow what a great chocolate they make. Take a boat cruise or a carriage ride... More

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