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Historic Centre of Brugge

Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 52 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Spent the weekend in Bruges what a beautiful city - almost don't want to tell you how nice as I want to save it for next time I go - don't want it getting too crowded!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I visited it for the first time and keep coming back since whenever we are passing Belgium. Its just a must see for all romantics, chocolate lovers, to spend nice time going nights out or beer lovers. This city suits every taste.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The bell tower was packed with people and it took an hour to wait in line and climb the stairs. Worth the wait, however.

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cheltenham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

really beautiful area, especially away from shops but around the Beguinage is lovely and several nice squares to catch some sun and have lunch

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Bath, Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The main market place may be a tourist trap and the restaurants over-priced, but sitting there on a fine late summer's evening listening to the carillon from the belfry with a good local beer is one of the nicest experiences. Busy by day (watch out for bicycles and horses); more peaceful after dark but with the belfry spotlit and the... More

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buenos aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great historic city, medieval buildings, perfectly kept and taken care of. Don't miss the tower, lot of steps but worth the effort. Don't miss a trip on one of the little boats in the channels.

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Wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I really liked Bruges, all the historical buildings were stunning, we were lucky to have a really sunny day. Just be careful with people on bikes as we nearly got knocked over a couple of times!

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Roeselare, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Bruge is one of the most beautifull cities you can find in Belgium. You really have to go the day you pass in Belgium!! Take your time to see it all, and if I may give you some advice, have a look at Bruges by night as well! It changes a lot.. The rest you really have to discover cause... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There were a number of tourists around but the city center is really fun to explore. The towers are beautiful. I would recommend climbing the bell tower. Restaurants at market square are expensive and mediocre at best, explore smaller streets. Try beef stew, it's traditional Flemmish food and is delicious!.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Bruges is a city like no other - it has more sights to see in such a small location that you can just wander and peek at every building, every corner, and every canal! It really is a magical place, not be be missed if you are anywhere in the area.

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