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Historic Centre of Brugge

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Address: Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage...
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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We loved everything about this city, buildings,canals, historic in fact the whole atmosphere of this city is amazing. Chocolate shops to die for and beautiful shops with all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Leicestershire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We loved everything about this city, buildings,canals, historic in fact the whole atmosphere of this city is amazing. Chocolate shops to die for and beautiful shops with all manner of items in lace. Well worth a visit ,although a day is not enough to explore the delights this city has to offer. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was a nice place to visit and there was a lot to see. Lots of good shopping including chocolate and lace, fries and waffels, and many cool things to take pictures of. I'm glad we fit this into our busy schedule.

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Prescott, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Bruges is like stepping back into time. Have your camera ready, you will be taking lots of pictures.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Plenty to see and do, be prepared to walk a lot even though everything is nearby. Cobbles are everywhere, lots of atmosphere.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed wandering along the narrow cobbled streets. We also enjoyed a super day walking along the perimeter canal, watching the boats. One of the windmills was open and it was really interesting to go inside and look round.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

OK, I didn't want to go but the wife did - and I am so glad we did. So much to see and such a pretty, friendly city. Something for everyone there - just mind the cyclists - they are MAD! :-)

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Booked a mini cruise to be able to take this City in and wasn't disappointed. Great tour around the City and then combined with a short trip in the Canals. All finished off with lunch and a beer in the city centre, and of course a waffle ! Would happily visit again :)

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Wittlich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Something for everyone, smallish town, lots of good food and drinking establishments, plenty of shopping. Be careful of bikes and horse carriages the sail right along. Lots of good chocolate and sweet joints. Plenty of beautiful old buildings to take pictures of.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The city is beautiful..so pretty. Cobbled streets,horse and carriages,so much to see and do .the bell tower is a must visit.so is the brewery.The Belgian people are very nice. Great bars ,you get to taste all the lovely beers and their are a lot.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful city architecture has to be seen to be believed lots to see easy to access most sights on foot.

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