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Top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges which will mesmerize you

Bruges is a small town located in West Flanders of Belgium, in Europe. Zeebrugge, Bruges port, is an important centre for fishing and European trade. It’s also a home of the great artist surreal Salvador Dali. The city is filled with top tourist attractions and countless activities to pass your time. Visit Bruges, and find about the culture, attractions, and history of the tiny, yet a stunning city. The best time to visit Bruges will be from May to August when the weather will be moderate and you can still see the greenery. Although the city isn’t that big, it still has plenty to offer for the tourists.
Have a look at the top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges.

Bruges Lake, Belgium
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Top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges

  • Basilica of the Holy Blood
  • Salvador Dali’s Exhibition
  • Burg Square
  • Canals of Bruges
  • Bruges Market
  • Rococo Lace Store

1. Basilica of the Holy Blood

A basilica is a holy place that holds the blood of the relic of Christ, that was collected by Joseph Arimathea which was brought to Bruges from the Holy Land. It is said to be one of the most religious places in Bruges for Christians and any other visitors who have an interest in learning about religions and their history. Basilica of the Holy Blood is simply amazing to see. It consists of two chapels, the lower one being simple with minimum decoration. The upper level is more colourful and has a gothic touch that can be seen in minute details.

Every day, at a particular time during the day, the cloth and the holy blood of Christ are shown respect, where hundreds of visitors wait in long queues to touch or kiss the cloth of Christ to be blessed. Before you leave the building, visit the Museum of Basilica, have a quick glance at the old paintings stained glass, and other splendid artwork. It is one of the top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges. It’s better to book in advance to secure your spot. 

Location: 13, 8000 Bruges, Belgium
Timings: 9:30 Am- 5 Pm
Entry Fee: INR 200

2. Salvador Dali’s Exhibition

One cannot tend to miss Salvador Dali’s exhibition when in Bruges. Salvador Dali was known to be a great painter for his surreal artwork. He showed his vision and character through his moving artwork. The museum which is located in Bruges is known as the Belfry which is one of the most esteemed buildings. The exhibition which depicts Salvador Dali’s moving artwork is one of the most unforgettable experiences to witness. Spend your time during the day admiring his beautiful artwork, drawings, and sculptures. Do not miss the audiovisual guide, as you will find a lot of information and details in it. Of Course, it is considered to be one of the top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges.

Location: 7 Belfort, Markt, 8000 Bruges, Belgium
Timings: 10 Am – 6 Pm
Entry Fee: INR 1100

3. Burg Square

Burg Square is one of the top attractions in Burges, which will leave you awestruck. The buildings will take you back to the 2nd century. So, you can imagine how old the buildings would be and the evolution of architecture. Of course, City Hall is the most popular building in Bruges, which dates back to the 15th century. The City Hall is known for the splendid statues of the rulers of Flanders. Also, many religious figures are used as decoration in the building. When you are going for your morning or evening stroll, take the time to visit the beautiful building of the city hall. It is considered to be one of the top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges.

Location: Burg 15, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Timings: Open 24 hours
Entry Fee: Free

Bruges City Hall
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4. Canals of Bruges

Take a boat ride through the canals and explore the Bruges city. However, you can opt to take a boat ride or a stroll around the canals which connect the city to the North Sea, playing a huge part in the history of the City. It is one of the famous and favourite places to visit for clicking photos by the visitors. But, today, these channels are a major attraction for tourists for a perfect background in your Instagram story which is trending. Also, do not forget to visit the Love bridge here, to click some lovely pictures with a great background. Also, Bruges is often said as the Venice of the North. Canals of Bruges is one of the top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges.

Location: Dijver Canal, Bruges
Timings: 10 Am – 6:00 Pm
Entry Fee: INR 850

Canals of Bruges, Belgium.
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5. Bruges Market

The fifth one to enter the list of top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges is the Bruges Market. Visit the famous Bruges market where you will find hundreds of tourists busy shopping during the day. It is a great place to have a friendly conversation with the locals, and to also learn about the city. Have a quick bite in one of the cafes during your busy day. 

Location: Markt, central Bruges
Timings: Open 24 hours

Bruges Market
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6. Rococo Lace Store

Bruges is known for its lace works made by the locals in the city. This store has been in lacemaking since 1833. They offer some lacework that is simply amazing that you can’t find anywhere else. If you are spending a couple of days in Bruges, then certainly, you can get your own custom made laces. The store also shows how the laces are created, which is a great fun activity for kids to watch on the trip. It is one of the top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges. It is a speciality in Bruges.

Location: 9 Wollestraat, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

In conclusion, visit the beautiful Bruges City which offers lovely sightseeing and the history of the place. Do not miss these beautiful places when you are in Bruges. Check into Pickyourtrail for some amazing offers and International packages. Also, you can ping us in Whatsapp and one of our travel experts will immediately get back to you and will help you plan your dream vacation! Happy Vacation!

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