BRUGGE

The Church of Our Lady in Brugge is the only place outside of Italy to have a sculpture by Michelangelo. The city is renowned for its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. In the city's centre, Burg Square, is the 14th-century Stadhuis or Town Hall.  Also in the square is the Basilica of the Holy Blood which, according to popular belief,  contains a relic of Christ's blood.  Nearby, the Markt square features a 13th-century belfry with a 47-bell carillon and 83m tower affording panoramic views.

 

Throughout the city are many museums, churches, cafes, bars and  the renowned  Belgian chocolate shops. Walking or cycling is best way to explore the city, as there is something new and exciting around each corner.  Horse drawn carriages departing from the Markt provide a more leisurely experience. Not to be missed is a boat cruise along the canals to enjoy another perspective of this beautiful city.