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.
The Markt Tours
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Duration: 2 to 3 hours
The Markt Reviews
As we arrived on the same day as another big cruise ship , circa 6/7 thousand people descending on Brugges so very hectic in this area, as tourist info office here. Also most taxis drop you off in one... more »
Very spectacular buildings,most impressive Plaza i have seen. Good walking zone,pass on restaurants.tourists and locals can enjoy. more »
Very good and nice place! You can find many stores to buy stuff and nice things to eat and drink. As always very nice chocolateries and the overall beauty of this place is out of this world. Magnificent
Beautiful place. You never get tired of walking by it. It’s specially gorgeous at dusk and at night. The Belfry bells play different songs every 15 minutes I think, definitely at o’clock and half past. At night, once most day tourists are gone is a delight to walk by while almost empty.
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