Market Square in Bruges, Belgium

Market Square in Brugge, Belgium

Market Square in Bruges

Provincial Court Building

The Markt (“Market Square”) of Bruges is located in the heart of the city and covers an area of about 1 hectare. Some historical highlights around the square include the 12th-century belfry and the Provincial Court (originally the Waterhall, which in 1787 was demolished and replaced by a classicist building that from 1850 served as provincial court and after a fire in 1878 was rebuilt in a neo-Gothic style in 1887.

In 1995 the market was completely renovated. Parking in the square was removed and the area became mostly traffic-free, thus being more celebration friendly. The renovated market was reopened in 1996 with a concert by Helmut Lotti.

Market Square in Brugge, Belgium

Building on Market Square, Bruges

Cranenburg House

Building on Market Square in Brugge, Belgium

More Building on Market Square, Bruges

Market Square is a magnificent site that is not to be missed when in Bruges.  It’s lively and a great place for shopping, eat in various cafés along the square and a great place to buy Belgian Chocolate.

Building on Market Square MG 8976 in Brugge, Belgium

Boat Riders – Canal of Bruges, Belgium

Boat Rides of Canal in Brugge, Belgium

Man taking picture on bridge in Bruges

Man on Bridge in Brugge, Belgium

View of Church from Canal in Bruges

View of Church from Canal in Brugge, Belgium

Church of our Lady, Bruges, Belgium

The Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium, dates mainly from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Its tower, at 122.3 meters in height, remains the tallest structure in the city and the second tallest brickwork tower in the world.

Church of our Lady in Brugge, Belgium

Canal Residents in Bruges

Canal Residents in Brugge, Belgium

Red Brick Houses in Bruges, Belgium

Red Brick House in Brugge, Belgium

Red Brick Houses in Bruges, Belgium

Red Brick Houses along the Canal in Brugge, Belgium

Red Triangle Roof/Red Gate House in Bruges

Red Triangle Roof & Red Gate House in Brugge, Belgium

Red Brick Houses along the Canal in Bruges

More Red Brick Houses along the Canal in Brugge, Belgium

Red Window House along the Canal in Bruges

Red Windows House along Canal in Brugge, Belgium

Attractive Buildings Façades along Canal in Bruges

Attractive Building Façades along Canal in Brugge, Belgium

More attractive Buildings Façades along Canal in Bruges

More Attractive Building Façades along Canal in Brugge, Belgium

More attractive Buildings Façades along Canal in Bruges

More Attractive Building Façades in Brugge, Belgium

House on Canal in Bruges

House on Canal in Brugge, Belgium

Row of Houses along Canal in Bruges

Row of Houses along Canal in Brugge, Belgium