Day two of Brugge
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Bruges' most famous landmark is its 13th-century belfry, housing a municipal carillon comprising 48 bells.
- The Beguinage
- The Basilica of the Holy Blood. The relic of the Holy Blood, which was brought to the city after the Second Crusade by Thierry of Alsace, is paraded every year through the streets of the city. More than 1,600 inhabitants take part in this mile-long religious procession, many dressed as medieval knights or crusaders.
- The modern Concertgebouw ("Concert Building")
- The Old St-John's Hospital
- The Saint Salvator's Cathedral
- The Groeningemuseum
- The City Hall on the Burg square
- The Provincial Court (Provinciaal Hof)
- The preserved old city gateways: the Kruispoort, the Gentpoort, the Smedenpoort and the Ezelpoort. The Dampoort, the Katelijnepoort and the Boeveriepoort are gone.
Bruges also has a very fine collection of medieval and early modern art, including the world-famous collection of Flemish Primitives. Various masters, such as Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck, lived and worked in Bruges. In Sint-Michiels is the amusement park Boudewijn Seapark, which features a dolphinarium.
We had the weather on our side, the sun was shining, we walked and walked and saw so much of this Idyllic city, we really enjoyed being here! We've been here before but every time is a treatment! Have you seen it ones, you know what I mean! And I know that you want to come back here also. It's a magical place!