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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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!
  • I almost like this square as much as the Markt. Striking architecture. Simple beautiful
  • Simply beautiful, worth reading the information board on the square, very helpful and informative. Written in a number of languages
  • Beautiful buildings. Foundations of old cathedral can be accessed from Crowne Plaza hotel.
  • 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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Bruges' tiny city center is the place to be when staying in the medieval town. Don't stray too far from the World Heritage Site when looking for accommodations, and make sure to book in advance, as the historical city center attracts visitors in droves. As a hugely popular tourist destination, Bruges has no shortage of accommodations in varying price ranges. You'll find everything from backpacker hostels to upscale hotels here.
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