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Address: Burg 12, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 3250448711
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Bruges' City Hall (1376) is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. It is...

Bruges' City Hall (1376) is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. It is from here that the city has been governed for more than 600 years. An absolute masterpiece is the Gothic Hall, with its late 19th-century murals and polychrome vault. The adjoining historic hall calls up the city council's history with a number of authentic documents and works of art. A multimedia exhibition on the ground floor illustrates the evolution of the Burg Square.

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As you walk in the reception hall the wall to ceiling murals are very impressive. They were done by talented artists, and judging by the application of gold everywhere, money was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you walk in the reception hall the wall to ceiling murals are very impressive. They were done by talented artists, and judging by the application of gold everywhere, money was no object. As far as content was concerned, most of them referred the glory days of the city, significant events, and people. Unfortunately information English was in short supply.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly only few visitors were there when my husband and I came here on a sunny Saturday late afternoon in July. there were a lot of chairs to sit and rest while admiring the beautiful celling deco, listening to the music played in the festival in the sqaure outside. There was a card that described the paintings on 4 walls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a jaw dropping piece of work. A camera shot fails to do it justice. Just stand and stare at the detailed work in every corner, crevice, space. Magnificient

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Kursk, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is nice and interesting, but unfortunately the exposition is very little. You only see the main hall and a small collection of exhibits. The ticket is cheap, however, and also includes the old court museum just round the corner. There again you see only an authentic hall and a couple of modern glimpses around.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place, the room is unbelievable, paintings, sculptures, decoration, everything, and is still being used today for audiences, which is even more mesmerizing. Exterior architecture is also incredible, having all the figures representing kings, queens and historical characters, no doubt a must see in Brugges

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have marvelous giant frescos on the walls telling a story that I would recommend not to miss. It is minutes away from the main square and worth the small price. Beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit while in Bruges. Very close to Market square and has beautiful interior and impressive architecture outside. Gothic ceiling and details.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Stadhuis, or Town Hall, is an exceptionally beautiful building in Burg Square. The Gothic façade is an absolute dream and we would have loved to see the interior but our tour schedule did not allow sufficient time. This is certainly one of the most attractive Town Halls' that we have seen.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main attraction to see in the stadhuis, or town hall is the Gothic room. The original was about two-thirds the size of the current one, and all murals were painted at the end of the 1800´s in neo-Gothic style. The decorations, especially the wall paintings are rather overwhelming. There is a side room that gives a short overview of... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this wonderful building. One of the oldest town halls: a gothic masterpiece lavishly decorated and always impressive.

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