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Historic Centre of Brugge

Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 54 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We travelled l to Bruges for the day with Epsom Coaches for £53!! What a complete bargain!! We only had 5 and a half hours in Bruges but it was a great location for a nice long lunch a good stroll round. Even found a C & A!!!! LOL! Find a good shop selling proper chocolates and pay a bit... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

a very romantic city, absolutely beautiful for couples. Really good chocolates and beers. The canal was the best part of the city!

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Moscow, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I liked being able to see the spacial relationships between the seats of religion, commerce and residence and imagine what it was like in the time of the Hanseatic League, when Bruges was the center of the textile trade. There are also excellent places to have a beer, stuff oneself with mussels, sample some chocolate and then walk it all... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Visited towards the end of last year, a beautiful city with great visual appeal and some fantastic places to see and visit. I understand the market place looks superb on the run up to Christmas. Would return in a heartbeat,

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

An unspoiled historic city that is so easily explored on foot. If you stay near the centre it is lovely to just walk out to one of the many restaurants for a croissant and coffee or back to the hotel in the evening after a bucket of mussels in one of the local restaurants. Try to keep away from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The historic centre is amazing, medieval, romantic. The city can be visited in 1 day since its a small city, but its worth every second

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It had begun last night Our eyes locked in gaze Over hand cut pommes frites And lashings of mayonnaise Main course was buttery mash With salsa cod rissole Followed by glacé filled Chocolate chantilly profiterole The next morning was gorgeous I had a fantastic run Past medieval squares and canals Glistening in early sun As we left the hotel Said... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is such a beautiful city to visit. We would really like to have spent more time. I would recommend taking a boat trip to get a real flavour of the history of Bruges. We did some walking, shopping and sight-seeing. It is cheaper to eat away from the tourist areas. If going to Bruges by car, you can park... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

There is nothing to dislike about Bruges, absolutely beautiful. Lovely food and drink, tasted all sorts of beer. Easy to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A previous poster complained it was over run with visitors, they have a point, but the reason so many visitors is because the place attracts them. It is a fact that if you want to enjoy Brugge then you will need to share, and I believe sharing is worth the effort. There are many splendid views and there is always... More

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