Brugge/Bruges

During our short autumn break in Cadzand-Bad (blog will follow later), we visited the old Belgian city Bruges (Brugge). The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. At one time, it was considered the "chief commercial city" of the world. Bruges has most of its medieval architecture intact. Many of its medieval buildings are notable, including the Church of Our Lady, whose brick spire reaches 122.3 m, making it one of the world's highest brick towers/buildings. Bruges' most famous landmark is its 13th-century belfry, housing a municipal carillon comprising 48 bells. Bruges also has a very fine collection of medieval and early modern art, including the world-famous collection of Flemish Primitives. (source: Wikipedia)