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Bruges – The Venice of the North

Date Added: July 28, 2012 10:18:42 AM
Author: rashmisinha
Category: Computers and Internet: Web Directories: Niche Directories: Travel

Bruges is the most popular Belgian destination for tourists, most of whom set out to sightsee on foot. It’s easy to walk around this city of winding waterways and cobblestone streets, or you can sit pretty on a horse-drawn carriage or canal boat and explore the city that way. Bruges has many beautiful and fascinating museums that tourists can visit and explore. Instead of buying different tickets for different museums, you may buy a combined ticket to visit six main museum of Bruges, which will be less expensive. Don’t forget to visit the famous museums like Arentshuis, Gruuthuse, Archeological Museum, Town Hall Gothic Chamber, Groeninge and Stadhuise. You will come across some really fascinating and mystical information about Bruges, which will definitely add spice to your trip package. This small ‘egg-shaped’ city can easily be explored on foot or horse driven carriages. Wind through the narrow lanes and check out the local lifestyle there. Get to know the best flea markets and some of the most delightful restaurants like Het Dagelijks Brood, De Vlaansche Pot, Lokkedize, etc. that are known for their excellent food and ambience. When dining, make sure you taste beer, which is the most popular drink here. Also, don’t forget to shop for exclusive chocolates that Bruges is famous for. Traveling to Bruges can best be done by train because it is difficult to find a parking in this beautiful city of Belgium. The streets are narrow and often covered with cobblestones and it is already an art to drive with your car in Bruges. From the station, you can start your walk through the square‘t Zand which is located close to the shopping streets and the historical buildings. It is only a 5 minute walk from the station and you view as first the new concert hall which is built in red and a little bit further the fountain with sculptures by Stefaan De Puydt and Livia Canestraro. Bruges is also a city of many churches and cathedrals. The Church of Our Lady is the most impressive one. The exterior of this church is built in a gothic style while the interior is in a baroque style. The tower of this beautiful church has a height of 122 meters. One of the most famous art treasures in this gothic church is the sculpture of Madonna and child made by Michelangelo in Carrara Marble. The Saint Salvador Cathedral in Bruges is another important church in Bruges and originally not built with the intention to become a cathedral in Bruges. Saint Salvador was originally built as a Paris Church in 850. Nowadays the Saint Salvador Cathedral is a gothic cross church. Bruges is beautiful from the morning until the evening. It is charming, lovely, romantic and has many popular places of interest. Everyone can enjoy Bruges; there are attractions for everyone. Bruges has always kept the medieval image of the city. The cobblestones streets, the medieval buildings, the canals make Bruges unique and the quantity of tourists proofs that Bruges' Adventure Tours packages a top travel destination is in Europe.For information about online hotel booking hotel information hotel booking and you can book best Hotels in India
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