In August 2014 I decided to visit Bruges one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium. It is a city that can be visited on a quiet day.
The city can be visited on foot and enjoy its streets and its cozy atmosphere.
The best time to visit is in the summer months, when temperatures are highest, the rains are very regular throughout the year.
These are the main places to visit in Bruges:
The Market Square is the most important point of the city and the most beautiful.
Surrounded by bars and terraces, it usually has a great atmosphere. Highlights inside the Palace of the Province, the bell tower of Bruges and medieval houses.
Bruges City Hall
In the Burg Square is the City Hall, built in the fourteenth century is one of the oldest in Europe.
Visiting the interior is priced at € 4 and has two main rooms: the Gothic Hall and the Historical Room.
Belfry of Bruges
Declared a World Heritage Site since 1999 along with other belfries of Belgium and France, it is one of the biggest symbols of the city.
For a price of € 8 you can climb the bell tower by a spiral staircase of 366 steps, so it is not suitable for all people.
The main function of the bell tower was to monitor and prevent the town from possible fires thanks to its great height.
It was also the place where the laws that were enacted were read.
One of the main attractions of Bruges is its canals and one can not leave the city without taking a boat trip on the Canal Dijver.
During the boat ride you can see a different and prettier Bruges even by walking, beacuse you can see inaccessible places.
The price is about € 8 and can be made between the months of March and November.
Church of Our Lady
Built during the 13th and 14th centuries, its 122-meter brick tower is the second tallest in the world.
It houses very important works such as the Madonna of Michelangelo, the tomb of the last Duke of Burgundy and the 30 emblems of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Admission is free and to access certain areas you have to pay about € 2.