The medieval city of Bruges has become quite a popular tourist attraction recently. It is the capital of the North Western province of West Flanders.
The most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe; Bruges has most of its medieval architecture intact.The historic centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Bruges' most famous landmark is its 13th-century belfry, housing a municipal carillon comprising 48 bells. The city still employs a full-time carillonneur, who gives free concerts on a regular basis.
One of the best ways to explore Bruges is by boat ride through its web of canals, providing unique vantage point on the picturesque historic core. This place takes you back to a dreamy Middle-Age city through a time tunnel of sorts.
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Bruges has a maritime climate, humid but a bit on the cooler side, with an average annual temperature of 10°C, so any time of the year to visit is appropriate. Summer is recommended but it is likely to be crowded.