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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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  • the place of gathering of visitors with the belfry and all the bars and restaurants of the city centre
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  • Stunning architecture, lively square in the heart of the city, places to visit all around, and departures by carriage from the place. Place to see day and night.
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  • this is the place were lots of tourists meet. Many nice restaurants around the market and the place to eat the best friets in the world