The Markt, Bruges

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Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Bruges a wonderful city. A lot of historic buildings and interesting museums. Friendly people and delicious food in the restaurants. Don't hesitate to come.  more »
  • i was offered the chance to tag along to the christmas market in december 2019 with a friend and her family and i'm thankful for the opportunity! i didn't end up buying anything from the market...  more »

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