Day two of Brugge

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Such a idyllic place!!
The next day we wanted to explore more of Brugge, so after a good breakfast we headed to the center again. We walked throught the shopping streets to the "Grote Markt". Bruges has most of its medieval architecture intact. The historic centre of Bruges has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2000. Many of its medieval buildings are notable, including the Church of our Lady, whose brick spire reaches 122,3m, making it one of the world's highest brick towers/buildings. The sculpture Madonna and Child, which can be seen in the transept, is believed to be Michelangelo's only sculpture to have left Italy within his lifetime.

Bruges' most famous landmark is its 13th-century belfry, housing a municipal carillon comprising 48 bells.

Such a idyllic place!!
The city still employs a full-time carillonneur, who gives free concerts on a regular basis. Other famous buildings in Bruges include:

  • 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!

 

kedzierzyn1 says:
Bgugge is so Beautiful. I've planed 2 times to go there but I couldn't. Maybe someday. I'm dreaming about that.
Posted on: Dec 17, 2009
Africancrab says:
Beautiful indeed
Posted on: Dec 16, 2009
Petra2111 says:
Ja, het was echt een superweekend!!
Posted on: Dec 16, 2009
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Wim in front of the Beguinage
Wim in front of the Beguinage
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In the Beguinage
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40 km (25 miles) traveled
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