A city center listed as UNESCO cultural heritage, masterpieces all around town and a vibrant atmosphere day and night. Do you need more to fall in love with…
Summer hot spots - URB EGG, the now legendary pop-up café, has a surprise in store this summer in front of the City Theatre. This is the trendy place where Bruges locals and visitors meet for a cool glass of something and a tasty snack, deejay sessions or other exciting events. Open until 8 September!
During Bruges’ Golden Age, the 15th century, the fine arts prevailed. In the wake of the prestigious Burgundian dynasty, the great Flemish Primitives made a name for themselves. The world-renowned works of Jan Van Eyck, Hans Memling and those of other prominent Flemish Masters can be admired at the Groeninge Museum, St John’s Hospital, St Saviour’s Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady. Michelangelo’s world famous ‘Madonna and Child’ can also be found in the Church of Our Lady.
In the monumental hospital wards in Saint John’s Hospital, some 20 works of sculpture and painting art from the 17th century, full of Spanish passion, will be on display. The highlight of the exhibition, in addition to paintings by famous Spanish masters like Murillo and Zurbarán, is a group of hyper-realistic sculptures by the greatest sculptor of the Spanish Baroque, Pedro De Mena.
This well-preserved Romanesque style chapel with its colourful stained glass windows is pretty from the outside, but it’s what is on the inside that attracts most visitors. Built in the 12th century, this building houses a phial allegedly containing a clothe with the blood of Jesus Christ on it. Brought back by the Count of Flanders in 1150 who was on a crusade in the Holy Lands, it has never been opened since its arrival in Belgium.
Flanders is a region abundant with rich heritage. Bruges is a great example, particularly in the month of May. That’s when the annual The Procession of the Holy Blood is held, a devout remembrance parade to demonstrate the suffering of Jesus Christ. The procession centerpiece displays what is believed to be a relic of the blood of Jesus himself. A visit to this grand event is a great opportunity to combine with a visit to other historic monuments in the city ...
Bruges city centre, view on a canal - When you say heritage, you might as well say Bruges.The impressive Markt Square with its historic façades, the winding medieval alleys and canals, the belfry, the cathedral, the numerous masterpieces of the Flemish Primitives, and more. The list is quite simply endless.
This year, on the 25th of May 2019, one of Bruges’ finest monuments reopens its doors following major renovation. The city palace of the lords of Gruuthuse introduces you to many stories from the city’s fascinating past. This rich history is explored through a fine collection of tapestries, paintings, archive documents, lace and silverware. Gruuthusemuseum © Toerisme Brugge / Jan Darthet.
Triënnale Brugge / Bruges Triennial 2018 PRESENTS StudioKCA Impressive constructions by contemporary artists and architects worldwide will appear in the historic city centre from 5 May to 16 September 2018. They are answers to the consequences of today's liquid society. All this in the beautiful Flemish city Bruges. #visitbruges #visitflanders #flanders