Historic Centre of Brugge, Bruges

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Step into Old World charm in Historic Centre of Brugge. Once a medieval settlement, this quiet city center still features preserved Gothic buildings and was at one time considered to be a major commercial city, due mainly to its port. Walk the cobbled streets to find endless chocolate shops, pubs featuring doubles and triples, and a mix of architectural styles. View the historic city on a boat tour through the canals, or sit back during a carriage ride through the canal-lined streets. If you've seen the film "In Bruges," you may want to take a guided tour, which can pinpoint major locations from the film. Add Historic Centre of Brugge and other attractions to your Bruges trip itinerary using our Bruges vacation tool .
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  • We intentionally passed through the city center on our way to multiple outings. It was peaceful and beautiful walking through the square, listening to the bells, watching people sit at the tables enjo...  more »
  • The market is filled at all time with tourists and low end restaurants. It’s really great to see the architecture and be in such a busy area but I would hesitate eating at one of the overpriced touris...  more »
  • Arrived for a day visit after docking in Zeebrugge on the Magnifica, taxi ride in and spent a wonderfull day soaking up all the history and architecture.  more »
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