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Historic Centre of Brugge

Address: Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 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.
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We just got back from UNESCO protected Brugge. Just beautiful. Lots of musea even a beer museum. More than 500 types of beer. Beautiful buildings, Belgian waffles, friet and easy to get around. We stayed at the Ibis in the center. The hotel was mediocre but the bed was super. We were able to do everything walking. Parked the car... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We loved walking around the historical centre, and despite the hordes of other tourists enjoying Valentine's Day (as we grumbled about it!) there's a surprising amount of space to enjoy some quiet moments. Lots of winding streets, alleys and canals, and I unfortunately witnessed more than a dozen moronic women in knee-high stilettos stumble on the cobblestones so I will... More 

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Tyldesley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

this is a beautiful elegant city with many lovely buildings and museums to visit. The canal trip was great giving a different view of the city and the horse and carriages are recommended the drivers are knowledgeable and spoke excellent English

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Just stand in the main square and try and work out what the tune is being rung from the belltower. I identified a couple. Boat trip round the canals looked inviting, as did horse-drawn carriage, but too cold during our visit to consider either. Visited some years ago when the canals were frozen over - cafe's on the ice and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, historic, lots of tourists, lots of chips, lots of horses and carts. Don't eat in a restaurant on the Markt, they are overpriced and the food is decidedly average. The Bell Tower is worth a scramble up if your heart is up to it, you don't mind heights and aren't claustrophobic.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The historic centre is surrounded by a canal, and separate canal systems weave their way through. Any development within the ancient town seems to be restricted to internal changes only, preserving the external facades. Belgium chocolate shops are plentiful as well as lace and fabric crafts. You can tour the town on foot or by mini bus or water bus.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I traveled to Brugge on New Year's Eve 2015. It's a wonderful city, that becomes more beautiful by the X-mas decoration. No cars allowed, which is good, since you have to walk the city to see all its beauties. Additionally, you can rent a bicycle. Many interesting sightseeings, many beautiful walks by the canals. In general it's a fairytale scenery.... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I studied in Bruges for 5 months exactly one year ago. I AM HOMESICK! It is so beautifull and farytailish. I actually went back to bruges for holiday. The people are very nice, the beer is soo good, the chocolate is amazing and so are the waffles. It is a little like a fairytail land and it is definitely a... More 

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STAFFS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

lovely vibrant city,all close together with many many bars & restaurants to choose from. would imagine it was pretty packed in the summer months

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It really is a beautiful place, best seen at night when the crowds are gone if you can its well lit and safe clean ect..

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