In Bruges

Bruges (Brugge in Dutch) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in Belgium. The medieval center of Bruges, which is very well preserved, is a UNESCO world heritage site. I loved the architecture, the beautiful canals and their surroundings, and the overall atmosphere of the place. Bruges became a lot more well known after the 2008 film “In Bruges,” from Irish-British director Martin McDonagh, which is set almost entirely there. I saw it back then and have ever since wanted to see the real thing, which finally happened this past April. Here are some highlights of beautiful Brugge.

9 thoughts on “In Bruges

  1. I have heard nothing but great things about Bruges and your photos confirm it. I had no idea it was so spectacular! I’m surprised that there are so many tourists this early in the season. I guess that’s just further evidence of what a beautiful destination it is. Love!

    • It is a delightful place indeed, Joanne. I too was surprised by the number of tourists. I was told by locals that the summer is not their big tourist season. There, as well as other places in Belgium, Christmas season is when they get the most number of visitors.

      • Christmas? That’s not something I would expect.
        I would love to make a trip to Belgium some day. In spite of all my trips to Europe, Belgium has been chronically overlooked … and it’s sad because that was the home of my maternal grandfather.

      • Belgian is easily overlooked because even Brussels is relatively small and lacking of great attractions. But it’s worth taking a few days to see Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent. You should go for Xmas. Apparently they have markets all over the cities and I imagine lots of lights and decorations in the streets. πŸ™‚

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