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A weekend in Bruges
Explore Bruges the time of a weekend alone or with friends. A very cosmopolitan and at the same time very medieval town is waiting for you with a huge variety and display of things to do along with its artistic treasures, its breathtaking beautiful canals and its hidden mysteries. Whatever kind of vacation you may wish to spend Bruges will always be there to satisfy you. It is so pleasant to discover that making friends in Bruges is so easy, it can be just as simple as sitting at a café and share a conversation with other tourists or with local people who are extremely warm and always ready to help new visitors during their stay. Do not turn your wonderful weekend into a boring experience, avoid hotels and go for a last-minute booking on a vacation rental in Bruges. Plenty of interesting and affordable opportunities are there to please you for whatever kind of holiday accommodation you are looking for, a big apartment or a studio flat, a furnished room for rent or a vacation house on the canals.
Traditional bed and breakfast in Bruges
Bed and breakfast in Bruges is probably the best in the world. Most of them are situated in 17th and 18th century private mansions on the canals, within walled gardens and in the very center of the town, this kind of holiday accommodation can just be awesome and ideal for a weekend in Bruges or for a longer stay. Do no wait and book immediately your B+B and you will feel totally at home in Bruges. Enjoy every morning a typical breakfast in your room or in the breakfast room on the ground floor, during summer having breakfast in the garden is absolutely lovely. Comfortable sitting rooms with large armchairs, fireplaces and plenty of books offer an intimate moment to all B+B guests for reading, relaxing or sharing pleasant conversation with other tourists. Making friends in Bruges is really very easy and it starts right from your bed and breakfast accommodation.
Bruges Venice and Jerusalem of the North
The Jeruzalemkapel (Jerusalem church) in Bruges in the district of Sint Anna has a very peculiar story. The Genoese merchant and bankers family Adorno who had extended their financial power all through Mediterranean, Middle East and Europe including Northern Europe and Bruges during the 13th and 14th century had this church built as an exact copy of the Holy Sepulchre after coming back from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in year 1470. An important number of masonic tools are present in the marbles of the chapel such as skulls, hammers and stairs. This mysterious church where Freemasonry hides between Catholicism is said to protect one true piece of the holy Cross brought back from Holy Land by Oppicino Adorno in Bruges. And if Bruges is very commonly known as the Venice of the North for its canals, it is also often called the "Jerusalem of the North" because of this very special chapel built by a wealthy Genoese family who had main financial interests in Bruges since beginning of the 13th century. Discover Bruges and its history all along its monuments and streets, spend an unforgettable weekend with a holiday rental in Bruges.
Elegant Bruges and its canals
A very elegant town reflecting into the permanent mirror of its beautiful canals connected by a very complicated frame of water lines to the North Sea, Bruges will bewitch you with its very special fascination constantly flirting with the past and the present. Bruges deserves to be visited not only because of its rich artistic treasures and its very interesting historical background or for its very comprehensive fine art collections and museums. Visit Bruges just for the simple and sheer pleasure of walking along its sidewalks overlooking the Groenerei canal, the Meebrug canal and the elegant mansions and buildings framing the town like a crown.
You will discover that you will never get tired of walking in this jewel of Northern Europe or sailing on a boat cruise along the canals to get another view on the town from its waterline, indeed is the best way to discover this waterborne commercial and noble town. After strolling along the canals, discover the Burg, central and main square of Bruges is a splendid example of Gothic architecture. This square used to be the commercial and political center of the medieval Bruges and its buildings date back to 14th century. Admiring the wooden ceilings of the Gothic Hall and the full frame of all the other buildings around the square is a delightful travel inside Middle Age and its architectures.