Bruges, a beautiful old town in Belgium. Many attractive tourist attractions can be found in Bruges. Bruges is a marvelous city, beautiful, romantic with a relaxed atmosphere. Bruges is suitable for lovers of the old city, legend, history, architecture, culture and hustle. The city is one of the historic sites that are protected under UNESCO. The entire building is unique, ordered from a brick and centuries old. Visit the museums, old churches, parks, and go to the suburb area to see windmills.
Another beauty of this city is the beauty of the canals that is also a tourism icon of Bruges. The city is nicknamed the Venice of Belgium where the arrangement of urban space traversed by canals as a liaison make this city look like the Italian city of Venice which also presents the beauty of the canal and boating tour.
Here are best tourist attractions in Bruges:
The belfry of Bruges, or Belfort, is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of Bruges, Belgium. One of most famous landmark in the city. the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger.
2. Burg Square
Markt and Burg squares provide Bruges with two unforgettable pedestrian areas. Burg Square is one of Bruge's two Medieval squares. Burg Square is the Administrative Center of Bruges. It is bordered on three sides by the Landhuis van het Brugse Vrije (Mansion of Bruges), the Civil Registry and Gothic Town Hall, and the Basilica of the Holy Blood, which was the chapel of the Count of Flanders. The fourth
side was occupied by the Sint-Donatius Cathedral, destroyed during the French Revolution.
More proof Bruges is a premier UNESCO World Heritage city arrives via the Heilig-Bloedbasiliek, or Basilica of the Holy Blood. A beautiful church on the Burg square. It houses a relic - a vial of blood that is said to be that of Jesus - and was built in the Gothic style. Don't forget to visit the chapel underneath, in heavy Romanesque style - a contrast to the lovely light Gothic above. The admission is Free.
4. Church of Our Lady
The Church of Our Lady is one of most popular attractions in Bruges. Church of Our Lady is a fascinating church in the centre of Bruges Belgium. The church is home to Michelangelo's exquisite sculpture entitled "Madonna and Child". There are huge paintings and impressive carvings and it’s all free. There is also a museum here which for a small fee takes you into the excavated tombs under the church and shows you more of the church’s treasures.
5. City Hall
Called the Stadhuis, The City Hall of Bruges is located in the Burg Square close to the Bruges Tourist Office and the Basilica of Holy Blood. Tourists can visit the Gothic Chamber in the first floor which can be accessed through a staircase from the entrance. This along with the Historical Chamber contains a number of works of art, documents, paintings and murals which shows the grandeur of the city’s past.
6. Tour boats
Almost all places in Bruges utilize water transportation. Boats and ships are always there in every corner and city buildings, because Bruges is in the shape of the canal basin. It's essential to take a ride on one of the tour boats around the canals - the multilingual guides provide a potted history of the city in just a few minutes - at only a few Euros, it's the best introduction to Bruges. A boat tour will show you places which are otherwise unreachable, as not every canal runs next to a street.