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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
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As featured in 3 days in Bruges
Ranked #10 of 50 attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Bruges Town Hall was built in 1376—and amazingly, the city has been governed from this building for more than 700 years. Go inside to see the Town... more » Owner description: The Bruges Town Hall was built in 1376—and amazingly, the city has been governed from this building for more than 700 years. Go inside to see the Town Hall’s 19th century Gothic Chamber and the painted figures that shed light on the city’s incredible past. « less
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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174 reviews 174 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Although reconstructed & decorated in the 19th century, it captures Renaissance style & the murals are spectacular. The adjoining room has neat maps. Go next door to the Renaissance Hall to see an incredible fireplace, statuary, & paining.

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Ireland
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The decorative façade is enchanting with its carved stonework and figure sculptures. The detail is exquisite. Upstairs is the main attraction, the Gothic Hall. This is a wonderfully decorative room, still in use. The lovely vaulted ceiling dates from the late 14th century. It incorporates unique pendant style decorative features. The walls are embellished with numerous paintings, sculptures and carvings.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just two rooms, but with excellent paintings, and wonderful wooden carving. Look out for the corbels in the upper room, all of which are different.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is just one of many fine buildings to see in this beautiful City. Do not miss and spend time in the many restaurants and cafes in the square.

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London, United Kingdom
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95 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was a lovely building but there was just a lack of information about if there was anything worth visiting inside.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Outside Baroque. Blurb gives the impression that it is medieval inside, but it a'int. It was done over in the late 1800s. Bling would be the word I would use. Here is Bruge, a town that had the first stock exchange in the 1200s, hardly any information about that. There is a room with some documents but that's it. Over... More

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Herriman, Utah, United States
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152 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Again, Do Your Home Work! Each building here has History and it helps to know. This is one of a huge collection of beautiful work done here for centuries. Worth the time,

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North England
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Tourist Information Centre is located insider here, but very sparse, although you can pick up a free street plan. You can also use the toilets in here at a price.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Town Hall known as the Stadhuis is located in a square which includes The Palace of civil liberties, the Old Registry and the Bascillca of the Holy Blood. Once inside the Town Hall you are rewarded by rich wall paintings.

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Dallas, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'm not sure if the public is allowed in, but this building sets the tone of the surrounding square. It's a two minute walk from the belfry, and it's well-worth taking a peek at!

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