Burg Square is a square and former fortress in Bruges. It is one of the main squares of the city.
The Burg was originally surrounded by walls and had entrance gates. It is one of the oldest parts of the city centre. The fortress was located at the meeting-point of the Oudenburg-Aardenburg Roman road (the Zandstraat) and the Reie canal. The fortress was around one hectare in size. Count Arnulf I of Flanders (889-965) extended the Bruges fortress to create a powerful, imperial administrative centre of one and a half hectares. Steen Castle, which was one of the residences of the Counts of Flanders, was located on the western side of the square from the 11th century until the end of the 13th century. The castle church—which was dedicated to Our Lady and Saint Donatian—was built to the north, within the fortifications, and a chapter of canons was later established. This gave the fortress a dual purpose: the southern part served a civil purpose and the northern part was religious. When Bruges became a diocese in 1559, Saint Donatian’s Church became a cathedral.
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Ashutosh Gaur | Dec 18, 2017
One of the main attraction of Brussels.. in my view those people who don't like crowded places.. don't think of going here on weekends but others will definitely enjoy... Nice place and all 4 corners are special
John Binalla | Feb 27, 2018
Beautiful medieval architecture!! Lots of places to visit from this point..its the meeting place of most group of tourists.belgian fries everywhere!!!
Russell Long | Jan 27, 2018
The Wintervonken in the Burg Square is the city's thankyou to it's people for putting up with tourists AND winter. Held in late January it features a musical spectacular (this year a combination of beautiful opera and flying bicycles !) There's also a mad French brass band and a Fire Terrace with token-only bar and fantastic hot soup courtesy of the Pas Partout soup kitchen . Everyone turns up with a smile. Such a contrast to the overpriced trash and drunken louts we'd get at home. I love Europe even though I don't want to be part of it!
pramod Kumar.G | Feb 11, 2018
Nice architecture. Makes for a pleasant visit during spring and summer
Terry Sargeant | Feb 12, 2018
Plenty to do and see there are some good restaurants aswell.
Tess Krupová | Mar 13, 2018
Beautiful place, full od historical architecture. This square is hearth of Bruges, i guess.
Salman Chougle | Apr 9, 2018
Nice tourist attractions in Brugge. One of the many places that the tourism department here in Brugge also recommends. Had a lovely time here.
Joe Morris | May 2, 2018
Center of Bruges great places to eat and architecture that covers many different periods of history.
Victor | Apr 16, 2018
One of the most beautiful squares I have seen.
Andrei Nabs | Jun 2, 2018
Beautiful square.... there was a stage set up when we were there, with a great string ensemble performing (plus accordions). Some couples were dancing the tango at the front of the crowd. Lovely area with beautiful buildings (and the Church of the Holy Blood too).
Lashan Bartholomeuz | Jun 6, 2018
Lovely square. The clock tower is quite imposing. If you in Bruges a must. Loads of cafes around the square.
journei antonidas | Jun 3, 2018
It's not the main area, The Markt, but his nice buildings including the old City Hall and the Basilica of the Holy Blood. There is a good chocolatier in this square and a decent restaurant. You are still in the tourist area, so the restaurant is priced accordingly. We had a goos meal there and enjoyed some Belgium beer.
Leanna Burke | May 13, 2018
Best waffles I have ever had. Bruge was an amazing place to visit.
Alex Wyns | Jun 13, 2018
Beautiful square surrounded by exceptional medieval buildings and sacred basilica. Must visit. Many tourists but is part of the succès ;)
Jana Daghestani | Jul 8, 2018
Interesting square. Make sure to pass by the surrounding shops and have the full Bruges experience.
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