Explore Bruges: The best routes around the city by Insight Guides

By Insight Guides

Bruges in Belgium is one in every of Europe’s so much superbly preserved medieval cities; its cobbled streets are covered with gabled alms homes and Gothic church buildings, their special varieties mirrored within the glassy waters of the canals that move throughout the city. yet there’s extra to take pleasure in than historical past: the city has elegant artwork galleries, stylish boutiques, hearty nutrients, and comfy bars and cafes.
Explore Bruges is a part of a brand-new sequence and is the appropriate pocket significant other to this old city: a full-color consultant containing 15 easy-to-follow routes which lead you from the busy major sq. ruled by means of its marvelous 14th-century belfry, through leafy streets to attention-grabbing museums and the calm courtyard of the Beguin nuns. 
Insight’s trademark cultural insurance completely units the routes in context, with introductions to Bruges’ leisure, historical past, and love of good foods and drinks – don’t depart city with out sampling the recognized mussels, beer, French fries, and chocolate. We additionally recommend excursions to the encompassing region, together with Ypres, with its poignant tributes to people who died at the Flanders battlefields.
The most sensible areas to devour and drink are highlighted in every one direction and within the listing part, which additionally includes a wealth of functional recommendation, together with resorts to fit all budgets. All routes are plotted at the pull-out map, and evocative images captures the essence of town.

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