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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  • When you are in Bruge this is a definitely must hit place, with fascinating historic buildings around and lovely restaurants , bars, and carts , its a best place to capture some of the amazing photogr...  more »
  • Excellent interesting and unique amazing boutiques and food areas with superb market stalls and very tasty beers Huge ranges of interesting different places and things to look at. Very picturesque and...  more »
  • Very nice place! We wanted to go Sunday evening around 9: 00 to eat, everything was closed! It was just the Burger King and it was cold... Otherwise the day is top!
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