Discover Bruges, the fairytale medieval city of Belgium
In western Flanders, Belgium, lies Bruges, the second largest city in the country and a city of endless charm and beauty. A fairytale setting springs from every corner of Bruges, through numerous water streams that cross its heart and reflect in their waters a city that looks like the protagonist of a medieval knightly novel. Bruges is a unique collage of history and culture, art and high artistic spirit, a city that through its colors, aromas and atmosphere, generates all kinds of emotions to the visitor and becomes an ideal destination for aesthetic and cultural enjoyment.
The most well-preserved medieval city in Europe stands out in the ideal setting of a modern fairy tale. Beautiful medieval buildings, cobbled streets, magnificent squares (Burg, Markt) and a wider urban environment of high aesthetics, are able to enchant every visitor and transport him mentally to the atmosphere of another era.
The central square Burg, in the heart of the city welcomes every visitor ready to introduce him to the special beauties of Bruges. Impressive and picturesque buildings surround the square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and feature unique monuments such as Belfort with its towering bell tower of 47 bells and 366 steps offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Magnificent cathedrals and temples (Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Church of the Virgin Mary), come to complete the canvas of architectural delight to give way to the numerous museums (diamond museum), art centers (Art o Nivo, Koen Broes) Parks and lakes that complement the natural beauties of Bruges. A walk along the canals leads to Lake Minnewater, which with its idyllic and romantic environment awakens all the senses and is rightly considered the most photographed spot in the Belgian fairytale town.
Local cuisine and food
Belgian cuisine presents a wide variety of flavors and dishes able to satisfy the gastronomic desires of each visitor. Soups have their place of honor in many variations and ways of preparation. Try watterzooi (chicken or fish soup with vegetables and egg). Do not forget to taste the mussels (steamed or in many variations), sold in every part of the city, the white sausages accompanied by locally produced Belgian beer, the famous french fries and the mashed potatoes, cheeses or vegetables.
Best season to visit Bruges
The best time for a visit to Bruges is spring as well as the summer months. The weather conditions as well as the temperatures that prevail then are ideal for a trip that will be unforgettable.
How to move around Bruges
Transfer from/to Bruges
The city is accessible by road or train, as Bruges is connected by rail to Brussels and other cities in Belgium or neighboring countries. Bruges is served by air from Brussels airports. Then, from the airport to the city center, the connection is made by train.
There are no traffic lights in the city and there are few cars in the city center. Ideally choose to travel on foot (distances are short) by city bus or even better by bike, which is emerging as the most popular means of fast and comfortable transportation. There is no tram or metro in the city. Alternatively you can get to know the city by taking a tour of its canals. Choose one of the five boarding points with continuous services from 10.00 in the morning until 18.00 in the afternoon.