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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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  • The Market Square is pretty much the center of Bruges, with the bell tower, as well as a row of restaurants you have likely seen countless times in travel literature and on postcards. This is one of....  more »
  • You can avoid to visit the Grote markt when you are in a Flanders city. A typical spot with golden decorations on the buildings and the municipality of the city. Very nice.  more »

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