Bruges, a fairy tale in Belgium
Brujas, un cuento de hadas en Bélgica
You can still breathe its medieval origin, when Bruges was one ……..
You can still breathe its medieval origin, when Bruges was one of the major cities of Europe. About fifty or brugges bridges, hence its name, are responsible for contectar the ends of the many canals that cross this little town, capital of West Flanders region in northwest Belgium.
This small Belgian city is a unique place, away from the noisy metropolis, it is an ideal place to stroll while its rich architecture is quietly admire or navigate by boat through the canals that traverse the second Venice of the old continent.
For this reason he has not surprising the large number of tourists from around the world who walk, or even crowd the streets, monuments and museums. To visit this beautiful city full summer months should be avoided.
The main attraction of Bruges is its historic center, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2000.
A practical way to travel to Bruges, is to fly to Brussels, and then move comfortably by train there. Similarly, if you have more time, you can move to other cities, such as Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Mechelen. We took the opportunity to visit Brussels before flying back to Barcelona.
If you want to give more charm to your visit, I recommend you go to Damme, a small picturesque village near Bruges, which can be accessed in a charming half-hour trip by boat, crossing the channel that connects the two localities.
Getting lost in its narrow streets and bridges, browse your channels, visit its museums, its quaint shops and monuments, evening walks alongside its canals, it is advice to enjoy the main attractions of this city.
Ah! and do not forget your camera!