Bruges is a city located in the northwest of Belgium in the Flemish region of the country. Dutch is the official language here. Canals encircle Bruges. Thus, Bruges is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North”.
Bruges is known for keeping intact most of its medieval architecture. The Historic Centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. One of its many notable medieval buildings is the Church of Our Lady, whose tower reaches 122.3 meters in height, making it the second tallest brickwork tower in the world. However, the most celebrated art treasure of the church is a white marble sculpture of the Madonna and Child created by Michelangelo around 1504. Besides, one should also not miss out on the Belfry of Bruges, a medieval bell tower which has become one of Bruges’s most prominent symbols.
Bruges Beigium Tourist Attractions
There are daily direct flights to Bruges from Brussels and Lille, France. However, the easiest and also the most affordable way to get to Bruges is by train. The journey from Brussels to Bruges takes only about an hour.