Even though I have been to Belgium several times, I granted my wish to visit Bruges only a few weeks ago. I started this awaited trip with a lot of excitement, energy and impatience and I must say that it was beyond all my expectations.
Situated in northern Belgium, Bruges is indeed a charming town. It is the most well-preserved medieval town and also one of the most beautiful in the entire country. Once you get to this picturesque town, you should be prepared to plunge into a fairytale world. Bruges is one of the tourists’ favorite destinations when it comes to amazing fairytale towns.
This town seems to be more than a tourist attraction, it is a mixture of medieval old buildings, lovely Hanseatic houses, interesting brick houses, beautiful churches and towers. The abundance of narrow cobblestone streets, lovely canals and horse-drawn carriages completes this scenery in a harmonious way.
Beyond its fairytale image, this town has an incredibly vibrant atmosphere. It is warm and friendly and it makes you feel like you are on top of the world. This is indeed my own perception, but I am sure that after your experience there you will feel the same.
There are a lot of beautiful places to discover in Bruges and some of them are definitely a must-see. I am talking about the lively Markt Square with its Belfry & Halle, the Provincial Palace (Provinciaal Hof) , the Bouchoute House(Huis Bouchoute), the Craenenburg House(Huis Craenenburg) and all those colored Hanseatic houses, the lovely Burg Square with the Town Hall (Stadhuis), the Basilica of the Holy Blood(Heilig-Bloedbasiliek) and the Palace of the Liberty of Bruges (Brugse Vrije), Bruges’ beautiful canals, the Church of Our Lady(Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk), Saint John’s Hospital (Sint-Janshospitaal) and the Dijver Houses.
I could go on talking about all these beautiful places, but I will choose not to. You should take a look at the following pictures and let yourself be charmed by this amazing town. I have to confess that a collection of pictures was the aspect that convinced me to visit Bruges. On this note, I will let you enjoy the following pictures which I am sure will convince you to add this town on your trip list.
1.Hanseatic Houses2.Belfry & Halle3.Belfry & Halle
4. The Provincial Palace
5.The Provincial Palace6.Markt Square with the beautiful Craenenburg House7.Markt Square with the beautiful Bouchoute House8.The Town Hall & The Palace of the Liberty of Bruges9.The Town Hall&The Basilica of the Holy Blood10.The Basilica of the Holy Blood
11.The Town Hall12.Bruges’Canals13.Bruges’Canals14.Bruges’Canals15.Dijver Houses16.Dijver Houses17.Dijver Houses18.Saint John’s Hospital 19.The Church of Our Lady20.The Church of Our Lady