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Historic Centre of Brugge
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Having arrived on P and O's Pride of York in the morning we managed to check in early to our hotel and go exploring. Without planning it we ended up in the centre and I went mad with the camera! It's a lovely place to visit and the historic buildings make for really interesting photos. Beware the mid day winter sun though, this can make photos quite difficult.

The next day we also headed into the centre after dark and it was even better. Nice place to wander around and use as a base to ensure you don't get lost.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

The centre is very compact and everywhere is within walking distance, but beware the cyclists who ride everywhere, across pedestrian squares, road the wrong way, pavements not using hand signals, AND AT SPEED!
You will need a guide and a map and I would recommend a trip on the tourist bus that leaves from the Market Square on the first day.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Wish we had scheduled more time. Loved wandering the streets, popping in and out of shops. Rode a horse-drawn carriage and took a canal boat tour (in the rain!) that was highly enjoyable. The odor of fresh baked waffles and chocolate permeated the air, adding to the charm and enjoyment.
Will very likely return.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

As a regular visitor of the city center of Bruges, I'm still not bored with it :)
I especially love Bruges during the summer, as you can have a drink on the terras and enjoy the beautiful surroundings or eating french fries while walking around and looking at the sights.
Love Bruges!

1  Thank Cathareya D
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Brugge is a very beautiful city. Love the canals, water and the old buildings. There is something very eligant about the use of brick in the city of Brugge.

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