Bruges is the capital and largest city of West Flanders, Belgium. The city looks like something straight out of a fairy-tale with its cobbled streets, spidery canals, medieval churches and Gothic architecture, all working together to create an enchanting atmosphere that takes over you. Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam and Stockholm, it is sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North. Today, the city thrives in the modern world while preserving the 13th-century charm of its history, culture, markets and chocolate shops. Some of the best tours in Bruges include a tour of its notable medieval buildings like the Church of Our Lady, which is one of the world's highest brick towers/buildings and belfry of Bruges, a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of the city and one of the most prominent symbols of the city comprising 48 bells.
One can catch a glimpse of the neo-Gothic architecture of The Basilica of the Holy Blood or take a tour of The Saint Salvator's Cathedral. Culture and arts play a significant part in shaping the city and Bruges is home to a large number of museums and art galleries. The city also hosts annual music, cultural and food festivals. Apart from this, the city has also gained a reputation of culinary indulgence serves some excellent seafood and traditional Belgian cuisine. The narrow streets of the city are occupied by over fifty chocolate shops and one of the major attractions in the city also include its beer. The city once housed nearly 60 breweries, however only a few remain today. The Belgian gem transports you back in time and keeps the Gothic charm and eerie mysterious ambience of the city alive to this day.