Bruges is a place that lives and breathes history. Visiting this historic city means travelling back in time to the Middle Ages. It is both magical and authentic. Brugge in medieval times was known as a commercial metropolis in the heart of Europe.
Bruges is one of Europe’s best-preserved cities, evidenced by the fact that its historic city center has been designated an UNESCO world heritage site. The iconic spires of its cathedral and bell tower, its cobbled streets, winding canals and whitewashed façades are almost painfully picturesque.
In the 15th century, Brugge was the cradle of the Flemish Primitives and a center of patronage and painting development for artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. Many of their works were exported and influenced painting styles all over Europe. Exceptionally important collections have remained in the city until today. Travelers from all over the world are coming to Belgium to visit Bruges.