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Historic Centre of Brugge

Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 51 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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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

What a beautifully preseved medieval city Bruges is, the buildings are wonderful and architecturaly very interesting. Wandering around is a delight there is something to see at every turn and don't forget to look up. The various squares are lively with lots going on, a wonderful place to visit for a short break.

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burlington ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A rare opportunity to see architecture from the 1500s and 1600s. So romantic to stroll around The canals and the town. It is a wonder! Enchanting.

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Puebla, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Recomended this place to pass a nice and unforgettable walking tour, when i was there, have a market in the center and smells the nice food... The buildings are unique, the weather is perfect to walk all time. Have a good cholates shops.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Bruges is one of the most enchanting cities on earth - aptly named "The Venice of the North". I look forward to returning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Centre is something you have to experience because it is the heart of Bruges. However, visit it after 5pm when all the tourists that came by bus go home. I thought I was at Disneyland at the height of summer with all the people. On the side streets you sometimes have to move with the crowd to keep moving.... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Brugge is certainly historic and beautiful but it was so touristy and crowded as the day went on that it kind of ruined the whole experience for me. We did find a nice little restaurant off the beaten track that had great food for a lower price than City Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Simply a lovely place! Absolutely lovely place which is very relaxed and lots of little tea, coffee and waffle shops. Can't recommend high enough.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

this city is a gem - i have been many times and it never fails to surprise me - there are so many things to see - very romantic settings and the beer!! the food is superb if a little pricey and the beer!! the squares are great to walk around and the beer!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited the Historium, it was an historical experience, based on a painting by Jan van Eyck. It was very well done, with a sight and sound visit to old Bruges. It was so very well done, and an excellent way to spend a wet afternoon. One can visit the bar for a beer afterwards, and also take wonderful photos from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We loved Brugges it was nice & friendly and lots to see that was really historic. A lady told us that a cafe that had loads of goodies in the window was the best in Brugges and was passed down the generations and we would not be disappointed with the food. She was right, we even tried a bacon &... More

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