With landmark buildings and statues of important figures, The Markt sits at the heart of Bruges' historical center. Covering only about 1 hectare (2.5 acres), the main square features the Neo-Gothic provincial court, and the belfry tower, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Because the square is mostly closed to cars, city celebrations often take place here. In the center of the square, you'll see the statues of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, local heroes who are honored for their role in the Flemish resistance against the French king in 1302. Admire the tall bell tower and the Flemish architecture. You'll find plenty of restaurants surrounding the square, but for quality food at lower prices, choose some place just a short walk from the square. Use our Bruges day trip planning website to arrange your visit to The Markt and other attractions in Bruges.
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A delightful time can be had on market day with all the mobile vendors set up and selling fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meets, seafood, flowers and all kinds of assorted things. Local people are lined.... more »
Beautiful place. Brilliant market. Architecture amazing. Loads of really original shops with alsorts to browse and buy. Food and drink very good with reasonable prices and good service. Went by coach.... more »
The Markt neighborhood is a nice square, surrounded by typical Flemish medieval buildings. between mid-November until the New Year, you will find a Christmas Market. Quite small, but the atmosphere is nice, with Christmas lighting and food.
I love towers; more stairs are better. I had only one day, so the weather was not perfect, it was misty. So be careful with the weather if you want to see a view from above. I enjoyed the inner structure very much; mainly, I loved to listen to the music produced by bells every 15 mins.
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