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Burg Square, Bruges

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It's hard to miss Burg Square, the site of the city hall and bustling cafes. The attraction has been an administration hub since its construction. The 1376 city hall building is known as one of the Bruges' most beautiful landmarks, but it has some competition in the square with Charlemagne's cathedral and the Renaissance civil registry. In fact, almost every era of European architecture is represented in the surrounding buildings. Sit down at one of the cafes to people-watch against the backdrop of grandiose buildings and monuments. Plan to visit Burg Square and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bruges attractions using our Bruges trip itinerary planner.
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  • beautiful, it is surprising on every street corner, do the walk in a carriage, a guide, just for you!
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  • There are 2 magnificent squares in Bruges. This one is just as nice only smaller than the main square. Check it out as well as the Churches on the square. There is a great chocolate shop and waffle st...  more »
  • Great to enjoy a nice Belgian beer in a day of good weather! Very colorful; charming!
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  • The square in surrounded by beautiful buildings, great cafes, super bars where to try the famous Belgian beers! During the week there are various events taking place..a regular one is the flowers and bulbs, another is the foodstuffs... And open air concerts are also held here. On the side streets there are all kinds of goodies, from knitting of the famous Belgian lace used by women worldwide, to riding a carriage or sitting and having a beer!
  • Great location to start exploring the city, grab a beer in a street off the square for better value. Horse and cart ride will cost you 50 euros though. Better to walk and spend the cash on beer and sausage.
  • Your top square in Brugge, see it feel it! Central, Holy Blood, canals, everything to experience life here. Rent a bike and see so much more, pedal slowly and inhale all that Brugge offers...
  • Such a beautiful place. Impossible to choose the most beautiful building in this square of the city.
  • Really beautiful old town. But very very crowded.