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Overview of the monuments in Bruges (page 1 of 2)

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The béguinage of Bruges.  Undoubtedly the béguinage is one of the most well-known landmarks in Bruges.  The ensemble of white-painted houses is an oasis of green and tranquility in the town center.  It's time of foundation dates back to the 13th century.  The site is inscribed in the Unesco heritage list and also has a small museum on the life of the béguins.  It is one of the must-sees in Bruges. [more information]


The belfry The belfry tower is Bruges' most iconic monument and a symbol of the wealth and power the town had in the Middle Ages.  Standing 83 meters high, the 13th century tower has a unique architecture.  The climb to the top rewards you with a stunning view on Bruges and the surrounding area.  The belfry forms an ensemble with the halls and is inscribed in the Unesco heritage list [more information]


The chapel of the Holy BloodHidden behind a flamboyant 16th century facade lies a the chapel of the Holy Blood.  Actually it is not one single chapel but two.  The lower chapel is one of the few remaining witnesses of romanesque architecture in the region.  The contrast is great with the colorful upper chapel that is in neogothic style.  Bruges' most famous relic is kept here in a richly decorated shrine: the relic of the Holy Blood [more information]


Town hall The town hall of Bruges is one of the oldest in the Low Countries and stood example for several town halls that were erected in other towns afterwards.  The building was completed in 1421 but enlarged and adapted to the needs in the centuries that followed.  The facade is richely decorated with gothic windows, towers, statues and the coat of arms of subordinate towns.  Do go inside to see the impressively decorated gothic room.  There is also a museum on the ground floor. [more information]


The ruins of Saint-Donatian's cathedralThis cathedral was Bruges' most important religious building untill the end of the 18th century, when it was confiscated, demolished and the materials were sold.  It's in this building that the most notorious murder in Bruges' history was commited, namely on Charles the Good.  At that time he was the count of Flanders.  The foundations from the 12th century were excavated at the end of the 20th century. [more information]


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