Bruges is a historic city situated in Belgium in West Flanders region. You can say that it is a medieval city in Europe that has been preserved well. It has a population of around 300,000 and is an important city due to its strategic port. Due to this it is very significant in economics of Belgium. You would be amazed to know that once Bruges was known as “Chief Commercial City” of world.
Along with its business importance, Bruges is also a major tourist destination in Western Europe. It is also called as Venice of North due to the canal system of city. Many crisscrossing canals lined with cobbled streets and pretty gabled house of Bruges are point of attractions for tourists. In addition to this, there are many large buildings that are architecturally amazing.
While in Bruges you can travel to 13th century belfry which contains municipal carillon that comprises of 48 bells. This is a famous landmark of Bruges. There is a full time bell ringer who provides free concerts in the city. Church of our Lady is another famous building of Bruges which is known for highest brick tower of Europe. You can see Michelangelo’s sculpture of Madonna and Child here.
Basilica of Holy Blood is another famous church of Bruges. It is said to house a phial containing the blood of Christ, thus it has the highest religious importance. Groeninge Museum is another tourist attraction of Bruges which displays Flemish and Belgian paintings. Here you can see the famous artworks of Jan Van Eyck and Hans Memling.
You can also visit the Market Place of Bruges and can buy chocolate, Moules frites and famous Bruges Beer that is available in more than 350 varieties. There are many good hotels in Bruges where you can stay while on a tour of Bruges. You can reach London to Bruges by Eurostar train easily.