Bruges



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Bruges
Bruges suits those looking for an authentic cultural and sight seeing experience. It is not very suited to families (especially those with small children) due to the lack of entertainment and activity. Accommodation consists of mid range hotels with a few luxurious options but at a hefty price (relative to prices of other main cities in Belgium).
Bruges main attraction is its wealth of sightseeing attractions and medieval authenticity. It has fascinating museums tucked away in magnificent Gothic buildings, wonderful mediaeval churches containing ancient relics, and traditional breweries that have opened their doors to visitors for tours and tastings. Bruges incredibly well-preserved medieval architecture makes it one of the most authentic tourist attractions in Europe. Besides architecture, sites to see include several museums: First is the Groeninge Museum, with six centuries of paintings from different styles, including works by Jan van Eyck, a Flemish Primitive painter. The Memling museum is also not to be missed, with the wooden Shrine of St. Ursula. Also, the only work of art by Michelangelo to leave Italy during his lifetime, can be seen in the Church of our Lady. The Chapel of the Holy Blood also displays an ampul reputed to contain the blood of Christ. Of course a visit to Bruges wouldn't be complete without a canal or carriage ride , sampling the chocolates and waffles, shopping for craft work including Bruges famous lace, visiting art galleries, climbing the belfry or trying several of the more than 350 available Belgian beers .