One day in Bruges

Visit Bruges in one day. Hints, tips and advice on what to see and what to do.

  • Brugge Belgium
  • Visiting Bruges advice
  • Bruges what to see
  • Basilica of the Holy Blood Bruges
  • Church of Our Lady Bruges
  • Museo Groeninge Bruges
  • Burg Bruges
  • Bruges City Card
  • Bruges photos and images

Brugge Belgium

Bruges (in Dutch) o Bruges (in French) is a Belgian city as well as the capital of the West Flanders in Flemish Community.

Bruges it is considered as the most romantic city in Europe and the most visited of Belgium thanks to its beautiful Old Town (best preserved medieval city in Europe) which was declared in 2000 World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Visiting Bruges advice

Bruges is a city full of Renaissance and Nordic architecture buildings, tall and narrow, with cusp facades and stepped gables, like Amsterdam so to speak, canals are crossed on stone bridges in the shape of a humpback, (if you decide to take a boat tour you often have to lower your head to pass) unexpected and suggestive corners of a city that has preserved many elements of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, therefore of the late Gothic and Renaissance,

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Bruges what to see

Let's find out now what to see and which are the greatest places of interest in Bruges:

Basilica of the Holy Blood Bruges

La Basilica of the Most Holy Blood is known all over the world as it has hosted, for about 8 centuries, a small fragment of fabric that was used (by Giuseppe d'Arimatea) to dry the blood of Christ after the crucifixion he uses.

This sacred relic is contained in a crystal bottle (better known as a vial of the Holy Blood) and is kept in a very small museum located inside the Basilica.

La Basilica of the Most Holy Blood is composed of its distinct parts:

  • Lower Romanesque chapel of San Basilio: houses the relics of the Greek theologian.
  • Upper Chapel of the Holy Blood: built in the fifteenth century in Gothic style, it houses many frescoes and the Venerated relic of the Precious Blood which is a silver tabernacle.

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Church of Our Lady Bruges

La Church of Our Lady, also known as the Church of Michelangelo, was built between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries in the Brabantine Gothic style.

La church it is composed of an incredible 122 meters high tower that dominates the skyline of the city and is famous for hosting very important ones artwork such as Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo.

Museo Groeninge Bruges

Il Groeningemuseum di Bruges, also known as the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, is very famous and appreciated for its incredible collection of works of art called Flemish Primitives.

Il museum houses masterpieces of Jan van Eyck (the initiator of the Flemish school), Gerard david, Hugor Van Der Goes e Hans memling.

Burg Bruges

Il Burg di Bruges it is one of the largest squares in the city where one once stood fortress (the Burg) built to protect the town from attacks by the Vikings.

This magnificent square is home to the Town hall than a town hall built in the Gothic style and is one of the oldest constructions of the Netherlands.

Other things to see e places of interest in Bruges I'm:

  • Begijnhof complex
  • Canals of Bruges
  • Rozenhoedkaai (Rosario pier)
  • Market Square
  • French Fries Museum

Bruges City Card

If you intend to "stop" in Bruges for more than one day, we recommend that you buy it Bruges City Card which will give you so many concessions e discounts.

Bruges photos and images

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