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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Top Historical Bruges landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Bruges.
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Historic Centre, Bruges, Belgium
“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 certain fairy-tale like quality about it with its beautiful medieval Gothic architecture and cobbled streets and the abundance of criss-crossed canals whic...
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Basilica of the Holy Blood,Burg 13, Bruges, Belgium
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 popularity. Some are very picturesque, and some are a little museum like, they contain an artefact of a work of art. The Roman Catholic Church, the Bas...
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Markt, Bruges, Belgium
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 line with its Grimm brother’s tale vibe, has one of the most darkly charming market squares. The buildings are a mixture of medieval and Gothic a...
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Beguinage, Begijnhof 30, Bruges, Belgium
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 Catholic Church. These women lived in small gated communities, not entirely retiring from the world unlike the lifestyle at an abbey in those days. Ca...
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Mariastraat 38, 8000 Brugge
09:30 am - 04:30 pm
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 or just a casual observer, visiting this beauty is highly recommended if you stop by the city of Bruges. With its towering spire, ancient archi...
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Burg Square, Bruges, Belgium
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 to the Markt Square with its cafes and shops but without the looming presence of the Belfry over you. The architecture here is fantastic; just walk ar...
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Burg 12, Bruges, Belgium
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
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 to be its last architectural export for a while as Italy soon upended it with the Renaissance. The interiors are just as rich, the oak ceiling of the...
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Markt 7, 8000 Brugge
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
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 structures of the city. Formerly used as a treasury, a store for the city’s archives and a look out spot, the Belfry has become one of the city’s ...
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Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat 8, Bruges 8000, Belgium
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 meters and wooden choir stalls, built in the 15th century. The cathedral is also home to a museum and a treasury. The churches stunning tapestries and ser...