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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  • Beautiful square of the beautiful city. All in the best traditions of the center of the Middle Ages. Beautiful architecture, wonderful market, best products from the best manufacturers.
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  • First piece of advice here, do not eat at any restaurant with pictures of the food posted by the menu, or with a carnival barker urging you in. Just don't do it. If you are in the Markt in Bruges you ...  more »
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  • Very good and nice place! You can find many stores to buy stuff and nice things to eat and drink. As always very nice chocolateries and the overall beauty of this place is out of this world. Magnificent
  • Beautiful place. You never get tired of walking by it. It’s specially gorgeous at dusk and at night. The Belfry bells play different songs every 15 minutes I think, definitely at o’clock and half past. At night, once most day tourists are gone is a delight to walk by while almost empty.
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