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Historic Centre of Brugge

Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 55 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Bruges has one of the most picturesque main squares I have ever seen, surrounded by very quaint and pretty building on all sides. Be sure to buy chips(fries) from the stall within the square...they were excellent, with or without mayonnaise. We took a horse drawn carriage ride around the city and our driver was both friendly and informative, as was... More

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Yorkshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

When in the Centre of Brugge make time to look up ! so many different facades to see on the magnificent buildings ! It would be a shame not to look and enjoy :)

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Recently returned from short break(3 days)via eurostar to Bruges .Fabulous place,cobbled streets,horses and carriages ,canals ,old bridges and medieval houses and halls. Lucky enough to catch the exhibition Bruges at War ends 22.02.2015 at Stadshallen ,regarding the occupation of Bruges in the first world war and combines a photographic exhibition also ,an english book is provided to interpret it all... More

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The main square of Bruges is really beautiful. Regardless of direction, you will see beautiful buildings, statues, horse drawn carriages, restaurants / pubs and lots of people. The entire city center area is filled with many interesting places to see. We had a walking tour map, which guided us around most of the old part of town. Wear good shoes... More

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Wolverhampton.UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great time with iconic architecture around every corner. Easy to access on foot and lots of things to do. Not to forget the beer, chocolate and frites!

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Brugge is fantastic! It's just like scene from a Christmas card, simply stunning. The canals and houses are beautiful.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Being in a well placed hotel it was easy to reach all the main outstanding buildings & stroll through the gorgeous squares. It was great to be able to eat outside in the evenings & gaze at such splendid buildings. Beer for the boys & chocolate for the girls meant a great short break that I will recommend to family... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We loved the old buildings - the Town hall and the exhibition inside was very good. We would recommend this historic area to anyone who loves history. It is so easy to walk around this area. The architecture is impressive.

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The town center was busy when we were there on Saturday. Loved the waffles, bought some chocolate candy and enjoyed walking around. Lots of places to eat. We tried the frites but very greasy, they were good if you just have a few. Walking on cobblestone the whole day was hard after awhile on the feet so take a good... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Of all the small cities worldwide, this is my favourite. Bruges was not affected by both world wars and as such the buildings in the city centre have remained as they were centuries ago. History is everywhere, climb the Belfort (only 366 stairs one way), visit the museums, old churches etc. Don't forget to visit the old Beguinage, the serene... More

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