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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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Whatever you do visit Bruges at some time in your life. I am not saying that it is somewhere what you would want to visit loads of times; in a few days you can cover most of it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We had great day in bruges with my wife and son it was a bit windy and rainy that day overall very very good city ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful buildings and squares and canal. Carillion bells ringing at regular intervals. Lots of places to eat and drink and shop. The cobblestones can be hard on the feet. Still a lot of vehicle traffic in areas that I thought were pedestrian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Whatever you do visit Bruges at some time in your life. I am not saying that it is somewhere what you would want to visit loads of times; in a few days you can cover most of it, but whatever you do, do at least go once!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. As well as the daytime beauty it is well worth going out into the town square in the evening to see the buildings and cannels lit up. The night light and sound show is impressive at 9:30pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely day in Bruges. Took the train from Brussels. It's the perfect day trip. No need to stay the night, but you should if you can. It's a lovely town. Just keep in mind it's a little tourist-trappy, and consequently expensive. But it is beautiful and totally worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My friend and I have visited Bruge on a couple of occasions, purely because we just love the historic feel of this town. We love the little squares and cobbled streets. If you are brave try the local drink of Quack./ Can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Spent two days and one night, and was thoroughly delighted with the atmosphere, history, and stunningly beautiful buildings. Romantic!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Having a guide helped. Aspects were spoilt by a fair, but we saw the gilded town hall, belfry and cathedral. We did not go up the belfry there being over 300 steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I visited Bruges with my husband in the end of September last year and I wanted to live there forever. It is the most romantic place we've ever been. The narrow streets, the canals, the chic restaurants, the sweets shops and the historic buildings...perfection My husband enjoyed the visit to the beer museum :))) I love this city and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Magical town. A great place to walk around and soak up the history. Great food to match the ambiance.

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