Burg Square
Burg Square
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,615 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stately square
    In contrast to the Markt's grandeur and opulence, the Brug is more solemn and tranquil (relatively). Surrounded by the Stadhuis and Holy Blood church, it is the stately corner of the Belgian city. Do spend some time to appreciate the beauty of the buildings.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 10, 2023
  • David
    Lille, France1,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An unexpected bonus!
    I just happened to be walking towards Burg square, without knowing in particular that I was going in that direction. When I arrived in the square, I found a pipes and drums band rehearsing for an upcoming performance. I really appreciated the opportunity to hear some amazing, moving music. So, 5 stars!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 4, 2023
  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,779 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picture postcard
    Burg Square is in the beautiful city of Bruges. It's difficult not to take a great photo in Bruges and Burg Square is no exception. Stand in the centre of the square, point your camera and click. It'll be a great photo. lots of wonderful buildings surround the square. Go and take a look.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
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MissyJo Menopausal Motorhomer
Ackworth, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This square is one of those that you walk around the corner and vocally say "Wow!". I visited just after Christmas so the big tree and lights were still there and it really did add to the atmosphere. The intricacy of the buildings is unreal. And definitely worth a visit to the Basilica!
Written February 9, 2023
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Herbert C
1,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Though not as big as the Markt Square, the Burg Square has been pivotal in shaping the history of Bruges over the centuries. The Gothic-style Stadhuis (City Hall), which has been the centre of power of the city for centuries, dominates the square. The other prominent buildings flanking the City Hall are the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Bruges Vrije manor. This is a less crowded plaza to chill out and to appreciate the history of the city. As they say, if Markt is the heart of Bruges, then Burg is the soul.
Written November 14, 2022
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David
Lille, France1,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I just happened to be walking towards Burg square, without knowing in particular that I was going in that direction. When I arrived in the square, I found a pipes and drums band rehearsing for an upcoming performance. I really appreciated the opportunity to hear some amazing, moving music. So, 5 stars!
Written July 4, 2023
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SamreenAhsanCanada
Toronto, Canada709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I visited during the Christmas time and it was very pretty. Also, you can visit the Basilica of Holy Blood where you can see blood of Christ in a vial, brought during the time of Crusades. Luckily, I got to see it as the archbishop was on the round, showing everyone the vial, during the visit and luckily I was there. The entrance is free though
Written January 14, 2020
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
In contrast to the Markt's grandeur and opulence, the Brug is more solemn and tranquil (relatively). Surrounded by the Stadhuis and Holy Blood church, it is the stately corner of the Belgian city. Do spend some time to appreciate the beauty of the buildings.
Written June 10, 2023
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK1,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
The square is smaller than Markt and quieter but worth a visit . The exterior of the buildings are impressive and it’s worth visiting the Brasilia of Holy Blood.
It would have been lovely to see the Xmas tree on the square lit up but we had to leave earlier
Written December 26, 2021
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Terry A. B
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
When I Brugge I always stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It is located on the Burg square also and you see this beautiful city hall when exiting the hotel. If you go to brugge it is worth the tour.
Written March 5, 2020
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Stanley S
Winter Garden, FL525 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Check out the great architecture of the Stadhuis and Basilica of the Holy Blood. A very busy section of Bruges it is basically around the corner from The Markt. There are festivals occasionally held here but the courtyard architecture is the winner in this area. Often we found school children sent out on their own in this area in kind of a scavenger hunt. Be sure to check out BlindEzelStraat (Blind Donkey Street) which is one of the most photographed areas in Europe. It is often used as a photographer's learning tool. Off to the side of the Burg is a great waffle location and some unique shops.
Written May 19, 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a smaller, older square next to the Market (Markt) Square. It contains the City hall and a small chapel, both beautiful Gothic buildings. This square and the road running through it are almost as old as the city.
Written May 29, 2022
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zografou
Greece245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Elegant medieval square where all the people meet. Very busy during daylight , more quiet after 18:00 o' clock. Many restaurants around the square and many tourist guides. Cannot miss it, from here all the main streets start and always find a good place to eat and drink.
Written May 8, 2022
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