Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Bruges

Bruges is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Bruges one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Bruges is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Bruges or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Bruges. Explore the historical monuments of Bruges with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Bruges guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Bruges page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Bruges with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Historic Centre

    #1 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    Historic Centre

    Tags: Historical Site, Square, Architecture

    Address: Historic Centre, Bruges, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    “It’s a fairy-tale town, isn’t it?” That was a line from "In Bruges", a crime drama shot entirely in Bruges. And it is an accurate description of the town. It does have a certa...Read more

  2. Belfry And Market Hall Or Belfort And Market Hallen

    #2 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    Belfry And Market Hall Or Belfort And Market Hallen

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Markt 7, 8000 Brugge

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Looming at the heart of the city stands the Belfry of Bruges. With its 47 bells atop the 83 meter structure and steep stairway, the bell tower is one of the most recognizable and immortalized structur...Read more

  3. Basilica Of The Holy Blood

    #3 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    Basilica Of The Holy Blood

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Basilica of the Holy Blood,Burg 13, Bruges, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Some of Europe's biggest draws are their gigantic cathedrals built in a range of styles overwhelming their viewers with beautiful architecture. Yet there are many small churches that enjoy a similar p...Read more

  4. The Markt

    #4 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    The Markt

    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Statue, Square

    Address: Markt, Bruges, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Every European town has a centre, a space for the townsfolk to mingle during festivities, a medieval invention long before the times of personal computers and endless distraction. Bruges, keeping in l...Read more

  5. Begijnhof Or Beguinage

    #5 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    Begijnhof Or Beguinage

    Tags: Religious Site, Museum, Historical Site

    Address: Beguinage, Begijnhof 30, Bruges, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The lives of medieval men was always under the threat of war or some sort of military operation. Over the years the surplus women formed a religious movement were they joined Sisterhoods of the Roman ...Read more

  6. Church Of Our Lady

    #6 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    Church Of Our Lady

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Mariastraat 38, 8000 Brugge

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    One of the most beautiful structures in the city, the Church of Our Lady is famous internationally for its architecture, religious significance and artistic beauty. Whether you’re a history buff...Read more

  7. Burg

    #7 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    Burg

    Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Square, Architecture

    Address: Burg Square, Bruges, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    In its golden age between the 12th and the 15th centuries Bruges was a booming town. And a growing town can't make do with one square. Burg square is the town's second medieval square. A similar feel ...Read more

  8. Stadhuis Town Hall

    #8 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    Stadhuis Town Hall

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Burg 12, Bruges, Belgium

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Built in the Burg back in 1376, the Town Hall is officially the oldest building in Bruges. It is a brilliant example of the beautiful Flamboyant Gothic style that came over from France; in fact it was...Read more

  9. Holy Saviour Cathedral

    #9 of 9 Historical Places in Bruges
    Holy Saviour Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat 8, Bruges 8000, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    What started out as a common parish church transformed into the Holy Saviour Cathedral of Bruges in the 19th century. The architecture is mainly Gothic and has a belfry that stretches up to a 100 mete...Read more

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