Bruges

 

This is a quaint old chocolate shop in the city of Bruges. 

Bruges is a beautiful city with many museums, churches, cathedrals, quaint old streets,
parks and canals to visit.Bruges lies approx. 20 miles southeast of Ostend. From Ostend, take the A10 road towards Bruges,continue until exit 7, leave the A10 here and continue on the N397 towards Bruges, pick up the R30 ring road.

From Zeebrugge, you can take the N31 road towards Bruges, continue until you come
 to the N371 turn off, leave the N31 here and follow the N371 until you come to the R30 ring road. This route is approx. 11 miles. Both routes are very well sign posted.

Four pictures of artwork around the fountain

Three different forms of transport for getting around the city

The Tourist Information Office is situated in the Burg, a square that used to be the centre of Bruges,

On the wall of the building opposite
the Tourist Information office is this coat of 
 arms. You can see it as you approach the arch leading to the fish market

These lamps and the lion sculpture adorn each side of the steps up
to the Government Palace in the Market square

The fish market is a very busy place on market days but it wasn’t open on the day I was there

The fish market coat of arms can be seen on the wall above the door of the fish market admin. building

The fish market admin. building
Frank Van Acker 1929 – 1992 was once
Mayor of Bruges
Jan Van Eyck 1390 – 1441 famous
for his art work

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