The Halles (Market hall) - Bruges

The first market halls were constructed in Bruges in 1240. They were devoted to trading wool and cloth and were overlooked by a wooden tower, the Belfry. This tower was destroyed by fire in 1280 and replaced by a new stone building. Its first two levels, which survive to this day, are large and square in form. At the end of the 15th century, the market halls were once again reconstructed and extended, and a new octagonal spire was added to the tower. Following further restorations in the 17th and 18th centuries, it is still the dominant monument in the Markt and you will be able to see it from afar as you arrive in Bruges.


9.30am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday

Address : Markt 7 8000 Bruges Belgium

Bus : All lines except 23, bus stop Markt

Phone : +32 05 044 87 11

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