This elegant Belgian city can conquer your soul but hide its secrets from you. To understand Bruges - medieval and modern, Burgundy and cosmopolitan - to the end, take a sightseeing excursion in English with a professional guide.
Bruges that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site is full of historical sites. You should definitely see the following:
- medieval chambers and instruments of St. John's Hospital - the oldest in Europe;
- 13th-century tower with 47 carillon bells (after rising its 366 steps with a guide, you can explore the city and its surroundings from a height of 83 m);
- frescoes in the city's 600-year-old town hall - the oldest in Belgium - depicting the history of Bruges;
- the world famous statue of the Madonna and Child Michelangelo in the Church of the Virgin.
1001guide advises you to take a romantic boat trip through the picturesque canals of the city called the “Venice of the North”. It is also worth stopping by the local Lace Center where you can purchase masterpieces of lacemakers at an affordable price.