It is difficult to portray the beauty of this fairy tale city because visiting here feels like going through a beautiful poem where each part is mesmerising! I never fell in love with any place as much as I did with this and I am always longing to go back. I know there are plenty of information available regarding the city but I am outlining few facts that I found interesting:
- Bruges is located in the north west of Belgium, about 2 hour away from Brussels
- This medieval city has most of its architecture preserved and its town centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since the year of 2000
- It is a canal- based city like Amsterdam and Stockholm, often referred as the The Venice of the North
- Port of Bruges was once one of the very significant in the world
- Bruges’ famous Belfry (bell tower) is a 13th century building, and its carillon consisted of 48 bells!
- Michelangelo’s famous sculpture ‘Madonna and Child’ is located in the very famous Church of Our Lady in Bruges, is beleived to be the only sculpture to have gone out of Italy within his lifetime. Also, The Churches’s brick tower is one of the highest medieval brick towers in the world.
- Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges is well known for its possession of Relic of the Holy Blood of Jesus Christ (a cloth with Jesus’ Blood) believed to be brought to the city in 12th century
Top Tip: Don’t forget to go to the top of Belfry for an amazing view of the city.
And, Don’t forget to try the world famous Belgian Beers and Belgian chocolates!