Bruges, Belgium – Medieval Centre

Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries, and where original Gothic constructions form part of the town’s identity. Bruges is a heavyweight sightseeing destination, you can walk along a canal and explore the city, eat mussels and frits, and wash them down with the town’s own beer, brewed by Bourgogne des Flandres, and which is really nice.

The medieval town of Bruges is very popular with tourists thanks to its picturesque cobbled streets and historic buildings and the encircling canal and inside the city walls, many of the ancient buildings in the Basilica of the Holy BloodBruges are still privately owned so you may have request entrance into the building.

The Bruges almshouses were charitable dwellings that were built from the 14th century onwards. They were sometimes set up by the guilds to lodge their elderly members, and sometimes by widows or well-to-do burghers who wanted to ensure their place in heaven. To secure their spot, each set of almshouses had its own chapel

As well as the canals, Bruges is also famous for its windmills Koelewei Mill (Sint-Janshuismolen and Koeleweimolen) are just 2 of the 4 windmills along the river that encircles the city.

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