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. Put Burg Square and other Bruges attractions into our Bruges travel route builder website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is where the horse drawn carriages go from . Lovely buildings all round. We were here in the rain and it was still nice! Summer would be lovely.  more »
  • This lovely square, surrounded by ancient buildings is a must for any visitor to Bruges. Situated very close to the much larger Markt square, this is full of history and great atmosphere.  more »
  • This is a smaller square. The horse tours at 50 euros go from here and there's plenty of them and they were busy. Some goid bars/restaurants around the square with outdoor seating. Again there are som...  more »
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  • One of the main attraction of Brussels.. in my view those people who don't like crowded places.. don't think of going here on weekends but others will definitely enjoy... Nice place and all 4 corners are special
  • Beautiful place, full od historical architecture. This square is hearth of Bruges, i guess.
  • Beautiful medieval architecture!! Lots of places to visit from this point..its the meeting place of most group of tourists.belgian fries everywhere!!!
  • The Wintervonken in the Burg Square is the city's thankyou to it's people for putting up with tourists AND winter. Held in late January it features a musical spectacular (this year a combination of beautiful opera and flying bicycles !) There's also a mad French brass band and a Fire Terrace with token-only bar and fantastic hot soup courtesy of the Pas Partout soup kitchen . Everyone turns up with a smile. Such a contrast to the overpriced trash and drunken louts we'd get at home. I love Europe even though I don't want to be part of it!
  • Nice architecture. Makes for a pleasant visit during spring and summer

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