Bruges

Bruges has the history in the skin. Between gastronomy and treasures of the past, this pearl makes your taste buds travel and amazes everyone's mind. You will take it the way of the beguines and défilerez silently in its streets lined with canals. Leave through the channels through a city, it will irreparably the nickname 'Venice of the North'. The city lies on the north coast of Belgium, that is to say, the Flemish part, and the architecture of the city clearly illustrates the modes of these northern regions. Bruges is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, so it is no coincidence that, since 2000, its historic center is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Bruges, the best Bruges has much in common with Amsterdam as the latter it is organized around a tight network of channels. The crenellated roofs participate in the personality of the houses in the old town remarkable for its heritage: from the Burg Square, central point, it wanders between streets and canals in search of places . see or visit defines Without order, the sandstone of the ride: the Groeninge Museum, which houses a collection of artworks that span several centuries Basilica of the Holy blood, which houses a relic merely blood that is said to be that of Jesus belfry the provincial palace Gothic church Onze Lieve Vrouwkerk the Beguine You can navigate these channels to admire the medieval architecture very well preserved that the reputation of this city. If it is not in the boat , walk, walk or rent a bike at a good price to get through this city rich in historical heritage. Bruges, romantics will love. a tradition based on a Bruges legend invites them to make a wish by crossing the small deck overlooking Lake of Love. Flemish cuisine specialties of Bruges is also going to Bruges for its gourmet cuisine followed by a good global reputation. Sit in a traditional table to taste the famous fried mussels and other dishes cooked with beer. Restaurants in Bruges are not really cheap in all: providing a good budget restaurant. But if you want mussels and chips then you really will be spoiled for choice. Avoid restaurants too close to the Grote Markt, these are tourist traps, think outside the box and try to find a place to eat people of the corners. Great events in Bruges The largest religious ceremony in Bruges is the Procession of the Holy Blood, dating from the Middle Ages, it takes place every year on Ascension Day. It celebrates the return of Thierry of Alsace of the Second Crusade in 1150 that brought back with him from Jerusalem a reliquary containing the coagulated blood of Christ. The parade includes over 3000 participants, all dressed up, they march alongside of floats and horses. The event retains its ritual aspect, and many bishops, priests and religious come participate. The event was recognized in 2009 by UNESCO as part of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. You can also enter one of the countless cafés and beer bar who set the rhythm of jazz, especially in mid-June with the jazz festival "Cactus". In family, Boudewijn Seapark also provides dolphin shows and sea lions while explaining the interest of conservation ecology through documentaries.




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