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Historic Centre of Brugge

Bruges, Belgium
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As featured in 3 days in Bruges
Ranked #1 of 48 attractions in Bruges
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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Moscow, Russia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A must-visit city, the views are amazing. All those little streets and old houses and of course the iconic greenery. Well, if you are able to ignore the crowds.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely medieval city, a great place to visit. Go early to avoid the crowds. There are five companies running four boats each on the canals (or 4 companies with 5 boats!!) but they looked very crowded.

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Laytown Co Meath
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109 reviews 109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must see in Bruges. The beautiful square is a wonderful place to sit and relax while visiting Bruges, with a large selection of little shops with friendly staff it is an ideal way to drift around on a sunny afternoon.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

First things first, Brugge is very pretty, there is no doubt about that. The problem I have with it is experience in other places in Flanders and Belgium as a whole has taught me that Brugge is just not real, its a tourist theme park, there is no authenticity to it whatsoever. The shops lining the streets are selling poor... More

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Landstuhl, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Need about 3-5 days to see more, nice boat ride, many museums , liked Belgium fries (Patatas), can eat veggy everywhere, restaurants are expensive, 3x more than in Germany for same.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Liked all style of the buildings, the different squares. Remember to look up. Look down back streets as well as you may find surprises, Very Clean streets No language problems. Dislikes not a lot on our visit.

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Central Greece, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We liked it very much me and my wife. Friendly people. The only thing we want to forget is our visit at carlito's saint Andries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Truly stunning. Fantastic architecture saturated with history and story's that go with it. Loads of places to eat and don't forget the diverse range of beers too many to try in one visit. People friendly and proud of their culture and always willing to share information. A boat trip is a must a great way to see the city. Note... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Easy to walk around and plenty to do. A must do city. Make sure you take a boat trip and have the time to sit and watch the world go by

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Callington, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely bustling square surrounded by beautiful buildings, cafes, restaurants and the famous belfry. No shortage of wonderful shops, and super market held each week. The tourist Information centre is brilliant and so helpful, also has toilets.

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