Photo Hotspots

Belfort

Burg Square

Grote Markt

Dijver

Provincial Court

Chocolatier Dumon

Duc Du Bourgogne

Wollestraat & Belfry

THe Church Of Our Lady

THe Church Of Our Lady

Blind Ass Alley

Frank Van Acker Memorial

Old Civic Registry

Spinolarei

Jan van Eyck Square

Colour Gallery

The city’s not just known for its beer & chocolate, it is also known for its lace & makes some of the most intricate in the world. It is possible to produce such large quantities of fabric for the lace due to the vast amounts of Flax flowers that are grown in the Flanders region.

“Bruges is a beautiful medieval city almost untouched by time. If you like jazz, you will be well catered for. If you like chocolate & beer, you will be in heaven.”

― James Frain

“Dead towns are the Cathedrals of Silence. They, too, have their gargoyles, singular figures, exaggerated, dubious, set in high profile. They stand out from the mass of grey, which takes all it has in the way of character, its twitchings of stagnant life from them. Some have been distorted by solitude, others grimace with a directionless fervour; here there are masks of cherished lust, there faces ceaselessly sculpted & furrowed by mysticism. Human gargoyles, the only figures of interest in this monotonous population.”

― Georges Rodenbach, The Bells of Bruges

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Did You Know?

The name Bruges derives from Old Dutch. The word meant ‘Bridge’. The city predates the Pre-Roman Gaul Era. Its first fortifications were built by Julius Caesar after the conquest of Menapii in the 1st century BC.

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