Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries, and where original Gothic constructions form part of the town’s identity. As one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe, Brugge developed cultural links to different parts of the world. It is closely associated with the school of Flemish Primitive painting.
- A beautiful and perfect example of a medieval historic settlement maintained in all its glory.
- It is an artistic Soho-ish town today where old buildings have been convertered to art galleries, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurantes. The center is surrounded by the ring canal.
- The historic center is one of the topmost attractions of the cultural fabric of Belgium.
Why should you visit the Historic Centre of Brugge?
- The Historic Town of Brugge is testimony, over a long period, of a considerable exchange of influences on the development of architecture, particularly in brick Gothic, as well as favouring innovative artistic influences in the development of medieval painting, being the birthplace of the school of the Flemish Primitives.
- The Historic Town of Brugge is an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble, illustrating significant stages in the commercial and cultural fields in medieval Europe, of which the public, social, and religious institutions are a living testimony.
- The town of Brugge has been the birthplace of the Flemish Primitives and a centre of patronage and development of painting in the Middle Ages with artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling.
Year of Inscription: 2000
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