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The Markt, Bruges

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With landmark buildings and statues of important figures, The Markt sits at the heart of Bruges' historical center. Covering only about 1 hectare (2.5 acres), the main square features the Neo-Gothic provincial court, and the belfry tower, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Because the square is mostly closed to cars, city celebrations often take place here. In the center of the square, you'll see the statues of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, local heroes who are honored for their role in the Flemish resistance against the French king in 1302. Admire the tall bell tower and the Flemish architecture. You'll find plenty of restaurants surrounding the square, but for quality food at lower prices, choose some place just a short walk from the square. Use our Bruges day trip planning website to arrange your visit to The Markt and other attractions in Bruges.
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  • Grand square in the center of Old Bruges, punctuated by the huge imposing Belfort towering 83 meters above the square. The Markt is the hub of activity in a city packed with energy. The square is... 
    Grand square in the center of Old Bruges, punctuated by the huge imposing Belfort towering 83 meters above the square. The Markt is the hub of activity in a city packed with energy. The square is...  more »
  • This was our twelfth visit to Brugge in the Christmas run up. Gone are any of the signs of a jolly Christmas, the ice rink now relegated to the "Lake of love area". What Christmas stalls were in the.....  more
    This was our twelfth visit to Brugge in the Christmas run up. Gone are any of the signs of a jolly Christmas, the ice rink now relegated to the "Lake of love area". What Christmas stalls were in the.....  more »
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  • A beautiful, lovely town square with historic buildings and Flemish architecture all around. I could not stop admiring the buildings when I was standing there at the center. The place is surrounded with numerous restaurants and is swarmed with tourists, so it has a vibrant atmosphere. Sitting in one of the restaurants with their local crafted bier is a high recommendation from our side.
  • A lovely, quaint town/ market square filled with different restaurants and surrounded by historical buildings and medieval architecture - what more do you need? There are also city-wide horse carriage rides that depart from here and of course, instant access to the Belfry and other landmarks in Brugge.

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