The City of Bruges, Belgium
Bruges is a unique canal-based city of Belgium located in the north-west corner of the country. During the 13th and 14th century, Bruges became an international trading centre chiefly due its port based location. The city has preserved well its unique neo-classical neo-gothic styled architecture which surrounded by canals has rightfully earned its name as the 'Venice of the North'. The city has the most number of castles per square inch than any other place in Europe. It is surrounded by multiple canals and is interconnected with around 80 bridges, making it easily accessible for exploration on foot, bicycle and short boat trips. Bruges is famous for its handmade chocolates, beer and exquisite laces. It is a hot-spot destination for tourists all year round. The January snowfalls in winter specially are quite a major scenic attraction. Bruges is one of the few European cities which have remained undamaged by wars of several centuries. The architectures are well preserved. Owing to the cultural importance of the city, the UNESCO awarded the status of World Heritage to it. This Acrylic Fridge Magnet souvenir of the city view will always remind you of the exquisiteness of Bruges.
Interesting Places to Visit in Bruges
The Market Square or Grote Markt is situated in the center of the city. In the center of this square there is a statue of war heroes displayed. The southern part is flanked by medieval styled buildings. To the western side is the Provincial Court and to the north is the Belfry tower that served as a watch tower during the 13th century when it was a commercial hot-spot.