Burg Square

Local nameBurg
LocationBruges, Belgium

With a nearly 2-millennia-long history of inhabitation by humans, this small square is the historical heart of the city. Located in the centre of the city, with almost every interesting sight in Bruges to be found within walking distance of it, the square also serves as a favourite meeting and orientation point for tourists.

The square was named after a fortress, that once stood on it. Although the fortress is gone today, there are still many beautiful buildings surrounding the square, built in a variety of architectural styles.

There is the majestic Town Hall, erected in the 14th century, the Palace of Liberty, the Court of Justice, a renaissance building, which served as a courthouse from the Middle Ages till the 18th century, and finally the Basilica of the Holy Blood. As its name suggests, it is said to hold real drops of blood of Jesus Christ inside.

Tags PedestrianSquareHistorical
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Wikipedia (Dutch) https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_(Brugge)

Address Burg, 8000 Burges, Belgium

Coordinates 51°12'31.716" N 3°13'36.379" E

Tours and activities: Burg Square

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