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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful building in the heart of the Belgian city, the architecture is gorgeous and gives the place a unit and a particular consistency. The tour is interesting to do!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Just off of the Main market square you will find this smaller square that is enclosed by many different styles of architecture. Tidy and well kept, you will find a museum, a gallery of shops, a decent...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    the hsitroai of the roofs of the houses so who has a tab you know because each House have a picture or statue on the masi high
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  • March 28, 2017
    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!
  • June 28, 2017
    I almost like this square as much as the Markt. Striking architecture. Simple beautiful
  • June 30, 2017
    Simply beautiful, worth reading the information board on the square, very helpful and informative. Written in a number of languages
  • June 23, 2017
    Beautiful buildings. Foundations of old cathedral can be accessed from Crowne Plaza hotel.
  • March 18, 2017
    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.

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