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The Markt, Bruges

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • This square is beautiful, worth a visit and tourists come from everywhere to take countless photos!
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  • Wider than the image of the city of Bruges. Compared to a square of Prague, Frankfurt and Brussels is not. Rather large as. In and doing street performances or just watching, go after a time.
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  • It is the center and therefore you find yourself here often. It is beautiful. Definitely find yourself here after sundown. It is spectacular. 
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