Architectural Buildings in Bruges

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Architectural Buildings in Bruges

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  • Allison H
    Kimpton, UK12 contributions
    was quite busy, I think it always is, but they have a timed booking system so its never too crowded at the top. It is a long way up and the steps are narrow at the top. The view on a clear day is great and worth the climb. Things to see on the way up and to catch your breath. Don't eat from the vans at the entrance- over priced and cheap food
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Charlotte L
    Southampton, UK164 contributions
    Beautiful chapel which was free to get in. A donation is suggested if you wish to view the vial of Jesus' blood which seems fair enough. Can't take photos of Jesus' blood, but can take photos inside the building more generally.
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Alex450212
    Southampton, UK326 contributions
    This is an impressive building. The main room demands careful attention and the side museum with documents and other objects would repay more time than we were able to give.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, OH2,624 contributions
    a long line along the northwest edge of the town. It’s a 20 minute or so walk from the center of town, but I would recommend it, particularly on a nice day.

    If you find a map of Bruges (which isn’t hard – they have excellent ones at the tourist information centers around town) you will see that it is essentially a circle surrounded by a circular moat, along with the canals. Imagine it as a clock and the windmills are along the moat around 1:00-2:00. This is still a large enough space that you can’t really see all 4 at once. There is also an old town gate around 3:00 that has a working drawbridge for boats/barges.

    We were there on a sunny afternoon. They are set in a large park and they are very picturesque. Apparently, only one is originally from Bruges – the others were rescued from other towns and villages. Some are not accessible – none were open during my visit, but I was there late in the afternoon and was more interested in the exteriors.

    This is a fun and free place to visit in beautiful Bruges.
    Written August 26, 2021
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,231 contributions
    Provinciaal Hof is an excellent piece of architecture. I stayed in front of the building for 10-15 minutes to grasp and discover all the details.
    Written November 5, 2021
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  • MickyC
    Bromley, UK420 contributions
    Well I Stumbled upon this church whilst on a morning walk, I loved going on side from all the traffic and noice, and hearing the Silence. Really relaxing Atmosphere and beautiful building.
    Written December 22, 2021
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  • Liefhebber
    Breda, The Netherlands7,487 contributions
    The St. Giles'Church is situated in a less touristic neighbourhood of Bruges.
    Great Bruges artists, like Hans Memling, are buried here. The church dates from the 13th century but was rebuilt in the 15th century. The interior has a 19th-century Neo-Gothic look. There are lovely carvings of the way of the Cross (Kruisweg), a series of fourteen stations that depict the suffering of Jesus Christ.
    Written October 23, 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,699 contributions
    Poortersloge (The Burghers' Lodge) is a protected monument building at Jan van Eyck Square in Bruges. It is a beautiful building standing directly west of the Jan Van Eyck Statue and boasts a most impressive facade, well worth spending a few minutes to enjoy while spending time in this area of the city.

    The building dates back to the end of the 14th-century when this location was at the commercial heart of the the city, an important point of international trade took place here. The exterior features a ornate facade adorned with statue figures as well as a slender tower. Make sure to find the famous 'het beertje van de loge (the bear of loggia) while viewing the exterior of Poortersloge as well.
    Written January 28, 2019
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  • AnnKzn
    Howick, South Africa505 contributions
    The Toll house build is one of the main buildings on the edge of the square that your eye will be drawn to. This is the place that the fees were paid in years gone by when the boats docked at the old harbour.
    Written September 5, 2019
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  • City Tours Belgium
    Bruges, Belgium477 contributions
    This city ​​palace in the Naaldenstraat is freely accessible. The door is open between 2 pm and 5 pm. Just hop in and enjoy this quiet corner of Bruges. It was built in 1435 by order of Pieter Bladelin. Several arcades surround the courtyard. In the middle there is a small garden. It is worth taking a short detour to enjoy the peace and beauty of the courtyard. The tower gives it a certain grandeur. That's obvious because right on the spot there was a bank branch of the powerful banking family Medici from Florence.
    Written August 19, 2019
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  • rayrest
    London, UK7,418 contributions
    Building has been restored and there is a one feature that stands out and that is the golden clock face and weather vane and a golden globe. The building itself is fairly plain, dating from 1477.
    Written March 8, 2018
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  • Cecil H
    Shrewsbury, UK1,082 contributions
    Just on a corner of a main road, so people would probably miss it if they were crossing or dodging the traffic. An historic and pretty building, worth a look if you are close by in the area. Now used as a restaurant I believe, but I have not eaten there myself.
    Written April 10, 2018
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,699 contributions
    This is a historic 15th-century mansion house located next to the Nepomucenusbrug bridge crossing of Dijver. The building like so many offers an attractive facade worth enjoying for a moment or two while walking down Wollestraat, perhaps while nibbling on chocolates you may have just purchased from the shops that line this street.

    Today the Huiz Perez de Malvenda building is occupied by a shop called 2BE which sells food, drink and other Bruges related souvenirs. As such, little see of the interior other than shelves lined with merchandise.
    Written January 29, 2019
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  • Ricardo A
    Brussels, Belgium161 contributions
    Very nice intervention designed by West8, aimed at creating a new bus station just for tourist tours that come for the day. The station is integrated to a new pedestrian bridge that provides direct access to the Minnenwaterpark. Worth the visit if you're an architect, urban designer, or landscape architect.
    Written January 2, 2022
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