Souvenir of Bruges: Roofs of Old City on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
Bruges is the largest and the capital city of the West Flanders province located in the Flemish Region of Belgium. The city is situated in the northwestern end of the country and is spread over an area of over 13,840 hectares. The city center of Bruges is an important tourist highlight of the city and is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Along with Amsterdam and some other northern cities, Bruges is often regarded as the 'Venice located in the North.' The acrylic fridge magnet above displays an aerial view of the rooftops in the old city of Bruges making this magnet an apt keepsake of this historic city.
Interesting Architectural Sites in the City
Bruges, also known as Brugge, contains several beautiful sites that are apt examples of the Gothic architectural style. The majority of the medieval buildings of the city is intact and preserved by the authorities of Bruges. During the year 2000, the historic area of the city was given the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Some of the notable medieval buildings of the city include the Church of Our Lady that has an extremely tall brick spire rising to a height of 122.3 meters and the statue of the Madonna and Child, which is an exquisite work of Michelangelo. There are several other fantastic buildings in the city including the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Beguinage, the Cathedral of Saint Salvator and the Groeningemuseum.
An Important Time in the History of Bruges
The end of the nineteenth century was an extremely important in the history of Bruges as the city flourished during that time. It emerged as one of the best tourist spots in the world and attracted eminent French and British personalities towards it. In 1909, an organization named the 'Bruges Forward: Society to Improve Tourism' was established to promote tourism in the city.