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Address: Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Bruges Town Hall was built in 1376—and amazingly, the city has been...
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.
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Great Architecture, Worth a Visit

Wonderful building in the Burg - actually one of the oldest surviving buildings (construction began in third quarter of 13th century) in one of the most beautiful cities in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful building in the Burg - actually one of the oldest surviving buildings (construction began in third quarter of 13th century) in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. . Architecture is pure gothic and impressive. The facade itself is impressive: although they are modern replacements, the statues on the edifice (replaced after being defaced during the French Revolution)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Huge building in the center of the Town Square where locals can still get married on an afternoon (and throw confetti when they come out!)---we did not pay to take the tour of the building, but the lobby is worth going into just the same.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

So, there's a sort of museum (Historium) inside and a shop but there's also a pub/beer shop Duvelarium which has got a balcony with splendid views of the square, best of all it's free and you can have a good beer ( you pay for Historium and they also boast a balcony with a view) anyway, a beautiful building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Town Hall was built to impress and that it does. Like many ancient European buildings, is a beautiful and impressive piece of architectural work. It is the centerpiece of the Market Square. A must see!

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful historical building. Inexpensive but wish there had been a commentary as the info cards were a bit dull.

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Although the outside of the building is very elaborate for some reason I had not expected the interior to be so beautiful. If we had not had a city card we might have missed this interior but finding ourselves with time to spare over lunch we went in and were really impressed by the interior.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was staying in a hotel just steps for this beautiful building, and I wound up paying the 4 euros to go inside. It was worth the price just to see the beautiful Gothic Hall. The hall featured some beautiful murals showing the history of Bruges. There were so many details to take in! The murals and carvings were all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The building is impressive inside and out in many ways but I'm not sure what's happening on the inside or the significance as there isn't much there... But I do love the outside and the pamphlet which tells you exactly who each statue is representing!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Not a lot to see here other than 1 Great room, which is very colourful, Painted ceiling & walls, can be visited quite inexpensively,particularly with a bruge city pass, or Museum card.

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Lanai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Located in the Burg Square, this building is one of the finest expressions of medieval art in the city. Architecturally stunning and in close proximity to the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Be ready to photograph this facade day and night!

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