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Historic Centre of Brugge

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Address: Markt, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 0473-75-37-45
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Beautiful City

So much to see and do. Loads of places to eat. Will definitely be coming back and taking in more of what the city has to offer. Loved every moment of our visit here.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much to see and do. Loads of places to eat. Will definitely be coming back and taking in more of what the city has to offer. Loved every moment of our visit here.

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There is an impressive interactive tour, which outlines the history of the city. We enjoyed the experience, but it would have been nicer to learn more history of the city in different eras as the museum tends to only focus on Bruges' golden age in the 15th century.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Please see the beauty of city by the massive structures. The buildings are not too big but they have their own beauty. Different architectures. Brugge is kind of places where you will see the beauty, history, romance in the city along with their yummy Belgian chocolates. i would really want to come back here.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a lovely day wandering around Bruges. Very picturesque and romantic. Not much to see though so a day here would be more than enough time to get a feel for the place and see what you need to see. Be sure to try the chocolate, the beer and the waffles!

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the center of Brugge but often had to fight the crowds to see the sights...next time, I'll come to town mid-week

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buy some chocolats to eat and get lost. it s the best way to get to know this beautiful small city. If you can rent a bike it's a good ideia to go to Damme

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While this Market square is very similar to those throughout Europe it is always worth a stop if you are in Bruges. Both times we have been to Bruges there were event and interesting things going on in the square. Additionally, there are a handful of popular attractions and restaurants in the square.

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The town is not to big and you can walk everywhere you want to go to. Walk further than the most tourist do, you will see a very nice town with friendly people!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are lots of lively restaurants, waffle shops (are very typical), and local beer at any restaurant is AMAZING. If you visit this city which does not have many attractions, visiting the historic center is an obligated visit

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful quaint old town, lovely watching the horse drawn carriages that are EVERYWHERE! Do not eat in the market square, we paid 49 euros for a very basic croque monsieur, a plain ham Bagutte, a small tea plate of fries, 2 waters and. 2 green teas. The food was virtually inedible and the staff were very rude...apparently you pay a... More 

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