It doesn’t matter if you’re a local, a newly-moved immigrant or just a tourist. In terms of sights and places to visit, Bruges have something for everyone! Let’s explore this lovely city together.
The historic city centre of Bruges has been on the UNESCO heritage list ever since 2000, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a shining example of European gothic architecture and a place full of history and culture. The atmosphere you can feel while walking down its streets is incomparable to any other. Bruges is like a city taken straight out of a fairytale, so indulge in a little bit of fantasy while seeing the beautiful buildings and city square.
The Basilica of the Holy Blood has been in the city for more than 1000 years and within its walls, it holds many secrets and memories of historical events. It also currently contains the phial speculated to have Christ’s blood inside of it, brought back from the Crusade.
But even non-religious people can appreciate this building. It’s a beautiful example of a rich Gothic church that is the heart of the city and amazes people with its details.
To Belgians, beer is important. Everyone who has a basic knowledge of the country is very aware of that. So important in fact, that Bruges has several old breweries open for visitors to see the beer-making process. Depending on the brewery, the process shown will be either a modern one, a traditional one or both!
Belgium puts a lot of care and effort into the proper beer-making process and the quality of the beer itself, so expect this experience to be of the highest quality – just like the beer you’ll get a chance to buy after this.
Speaking of Belgian love for beer – in Bruges, you’ll find the whole museum dedicated to it. Bruges Beer Museum is a place to learn about the history of beer in Belgium, different brewing methods used, types of beer and the famous Trappist beer. While the breweries offer a much more practical type of learning, in the museum you can find all the theoretical knowledge explained in the best way possible.