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“Bruges 2013” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Historic Centre of Brugge

Historic Centre of Brugge
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Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
Ranked #1 of 152 things to do in Bruges
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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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Sale, Cheshire
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“Bruges 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

We liked everything, people, food, beer !!!! the beautiful historic city of Bruges, rail travel - excellent tour to Flanders Fields through Quasimodo Tours - nothing at all we disliked

Visited March 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“One of Europe's Most Charming, Accessible Visits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was our third visit to Bruges. It is soooo charming. Smaller than Paris or Rome or Munich it is so easy to get around. It has many charming churches, small museums, and other sites to visit. It also has dozens of chocolate shops (you can NOT imagine!) little cages and pubs. Take a canal boat ride or just strolling. There is no wrong direction. We took the wrong bus and loved the ride! The young driver chatted with us in great English. Bruges is dominated by tourists but it's not tourist. Just a lovely place!

Visited March 2013
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Granger, Indiana
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“Market day was cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very nice city center. Lots to see. Market day was Wednesday morning, lots of food and flowers. Fun to watch people and smell all the different foods.

Visited March 2013
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Malta
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“A typical cultural capital”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

The historic core of Brugge is certainly an interesting city to visit, developed from the medieval cotton trade and its trade links with Europe. The elegant architecture and the esplanade of the main square say a lot for its former glory and are still very attractive today. One can easily discern a varied cultural heritage, commercial, social and religious in the city’s architectural profile, with different styles, which in many ways reflect its prosperous history. After visiting the sumptuous Grand Place, the magnificent main square and the main buildings, the rest of the historic centre on the canals is certainly to be enjoyed. If the public edifices are impressive as they stand high, the houses on the canals are simply picturesque. The water courses are occasionally crossed by rustic stone bridges which make a pleasant walk in a quieter quarter. Back into the hubbub of the Grand Place quarter, there is a well-balanced mixture of the old fashioned, the quaint, the quite modern and the trendy. From small shops selling waffles and hot chocolates, to artisan shops selling Belgian pralines, to bigger businesses engaged in the latest fashions and fads. Brugge is also definitely there for a spree of shopping.

Visited February 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We thought about driving around, we saw the huge Church tower sticking out. Drove towards it and found this amazing and beautiful historic square with the best Belgian Waffles

Visited February 2013
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