Your Guide to Brugge
Brugge is different from other Europe cities. For one thing is has less tourists and on the surface it appears to be a quiet and calm city. If you want to rest in a calm, green area for a few days, especially if you need to escape the rat race then a trip to Brugge is recommended.
Brugge is the capital of West Vlaanderen City in Belgium’s Flemish region. It is a romantic city, especially chosen by newly engaged couples, with its middle ages architecture ( it was protected because of not getting destroyed in the second world war), huge variety of chocolates, lace (the other name is sister work), its channels and Belgium beer (it shows variety wtih its color, taste and presentation style), Brugge is a great place to visit.
Despite its native language being French, English is spoken in shops and hotels because it is visited by many with English as a primary language and tourism is extremely important to the cities income.
One of the most practical ways of travelling around the city is by bicycle. If you want to take a tour on the city’s channels you can travel with boats named canot or nostalgic phaeton starting from the Markt Square.
Althought it’s small, Brugge has a lot of places to visit.
Beginjhof, a little way out from the centre was built for lonely women and children during the Crusades. Witchcraft was rumoured to have started in these buildings, that had been built by a Countess. Our Lady’s Church which includes the famous Michelangelo’s “Madonna” statue is a place that you should not miss.
Historical Market square and Belgium’s the most famous clock tower are located in the center of Brugge. Music is being made by 47 bells at Bell Tower. The bell sounds combined with albanian sidewalks, the noise of coaches passing you in the street and you will start to get confused about what age you are actually living in. You could easily be transported back in time to a by gone era .
Map Of Brugge
The most important places to visit in the city are:
The place between trees including walking areas ( Tourists name it lovers lake). A place where lovers throw a coin into the lake and make a wish is called Minnewaterpark.
Grote Markt: There are Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck’s statue in the main center of the city.
Burg Square: There is a square named Stadhuis near the city’s main center (City Hall).
Choco-Story: You can learn information about chocolates and see chocolate statures in the Chocolate Museum.
Beguinage Monastery: It’s the symbol of Belgium and it was the monastery of Beguin sisters.
Belfry (Bell Tower): If you want to view over the top you should climb 366 stairs.
There is plenty to see and do in this tranquil city. Take time out to enjoy the scenary and a beer or make yourself busy visiting all the interesting places. The choice is yours!