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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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  • Architecture of beauty. First visit to this city, it certainly won't be the last. Family, group or lovers, everyone is there like it, with or without rain.
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  • A must see, beautiful, large and delicious. Seems to plunge into the atmosphere of another era. So many people, it was Sunday, but anyway you can get around safely, Deserves the reputation it has
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  • Amazing architectural style. Bruges is a great city for a walk-about. The Markt is a good central location point with lots of interest and many bars, cafes & restaurants.  more »