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The Markt, Bruges
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With landmark buildings and statues of important figures, The Markt sits at the heart of Bruges' historical center. Covering only about 1 hectare (2.5 acres), the main square features the Neo-Gothic provincial court, and the belfry tower, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Because the square is mostly closed to cars, city celebrations often take place here. In the center of the square, you'll see the statues of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, local heroes who are honored for their role in the Flemish resistance against the French king in 1302. Admire the tall bell tower and the Flemish architecture. You'll find plenty of restaurants surrounding the square, but for quality food at lower prices, choose some place just a short walk from the square. To visit The Markt and other attractions in Bruges, use our Bruges itinerary planner.
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  • very nice market, open 10 hours, everything has food, drink and souvenirs, the rink was closed? to do absolutely the weather
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  • Myself and 2 friends came to Bruges for a day trip to visit the Christmas markets. Despite the hype we found the market itself was very tightly compacted and stalls were very similar. But there was a ...  more »
  • The market square is the landmark of the city, the beautiful square is even more beautiful at Christmas time festively decorated with all kinds of markets. Nice to see it at any time, but at sunset with the first lights that turn on is fantastic.
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