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Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country.The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site ofUNESCO. It is oval-shaped and about 430 hectares in size.
In the last half of the 19th century, Bruges became one of the world's first tourist destinations attracting wealthy British and French tourists. By 1909 it had in operation an association called 'Bruges Forward: Society to Improve Tourism. After 1965 the original medieval city experienced a renaissance. Restorations of residential and commercial structures, historic monuments, and churches generated a surge in tourism and economic activity in the ancient downtown area. International tourism has boomed, and new efforts have resulted in Bruges being designated 'European Capital of Culture' in 2002. It attracts some 2 million tourists annually.

Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Created 22-Jan-24
Modified 22-Jan-24
Basilica of the Holy Blood

Begijnhof Beguinage

49 photos
Created 28-Feb-14
Modified 28-Feb-14
Begijnhof Beguinage

Belfort

38 photos
Created 28-Feb-14
Modified 28-Feb-14
Belfort

City Hall

50 photos
Created 1-Mar-14
Modified 1-Mar-14
City Hall

Gruuthuuse

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Created 12-Jan-24
Modified 12-Jan-24
Gruuthuuse

Brugge, city scape

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Created 8-Jan-24
Modified 8-Jan-24
Brugge, city scape