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Brugge is a city located in Northwest of Belgium in the region of West - Vlaaderen being his capital. The city centre is part of Unesco world heritage, full of canals is one of the cities known as the "Venice of the North". The first fortifications of Bruges were built by Julius Caesar in the first century, but it were the Viking invasions which gave the name, Bryggia meaning "landing place". don't was city until 1128.
N 51º 12' 32''
E 03º 13' 27''
The Belfort (Belfry) is located in the main square and is one of the distinctive symbols of the city. It was first built in the year 1240 with wooden needle and in 1280 was destroyed by fire. The present structure was erected between 1483 and 1487, although it was renovated several times due to the numerous fires that have suffered. The bell tower that we see today is 83 meters high and was used as a watchtower to warn people in case of fire.
The main square (Grote Markt) is the centre of Brugge and in it we can admire the beautiful neo-gothic buildings of the guild houses typical of the Middle Age in Belgium. Also on the square is the impressive bell tower, which makes the square, one of the most beautiful ever built.
Another great attraction of the city are the canals, except in winter daily mini cruises are scheduled most famous canals of the city as the Augustijnenrei, Rozenhoeskaai or Groenerei-Steenhouwersdijk.
Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (The Church of Our Lady) was built in gothic style in the thirteenth century, with its 122 meters is the second tallest brick building in the world. Notably within it, as it host the important work Madonna and Child by Michelangelo, the triptych Mount Calvary by Bernard van Orley, and the painted tombs of Mary of Burgundy and her father Charles the Bold.
The Landhuis (or provincial palace) at the Grote Markt, is the seat of local government, its decisions are above the town hall. It was built in the gothic style between 1878 and 1921 in the style of the square.
The Stadhuis (City Hall) is located in the Burg square is florid gothic style and is one of the oldest in the Netherlands. The building was built between 1376 and 1421, and after a fire in the nineteenth century the building was renewed, becoming one of the most beautiful one. It has two well-known halls, the gothic hall and the history hall, the gothic hall in several historical murals and wooden suspension roof. In the history hall are exposed documents and paintings related to the rich history of Brugge.
Heilig Bloed (Basilica of the Holy Blood) is a superimposed double chapel, at the bottom is the romanesque church of Sint Basilius and the upper Basilica of the Holy Blood, is a gothic building from the XV and XVI, says the legend that it preserves in a crystal bottle, the blood of Jesus.
The Gruuthuse is a fifteenth century palace now become the most important museum of Brugge, is a versatile museum containing sculptures, ceramics, coins, paintings and tapestries and more.
- You can take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the
centre of the city
- North of the historic centre is a large parking lot.