Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Highlights of Bruges (Belgium)

Bruges (or Brugge) is one of the most popular destinations in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country and is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

An old medieval port, Bruges has a number of well preserved buildings, namely its 13th century Belfry (left), housing 47 bells complete with a full-time bell ringer; the Church of Our Lady that has a brick spire at 122m, making it one of the world’s highest brick towers/buildings.

The Church’s greatest treasure is the sculpture of Madonna and Child (right), and is believed to be Michelangelo's only sculpture to have left Italy within his lifetime.

View on the Groenerei and the Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges

View of one of Bruges' canals

1 comment:

micky said...

Ultimate photos.. The City is actually very attractive..

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