Brugge: Capital of Chocoholics and the Best City in the World

One of the streets of Brugge, Belgium.

Sometimes, Brugge, the capital of the province of West Flanders, is called “The Venice of the North.” However, Venice and Brugge are absolutely different cities. Yes, Brugge is enlaced with canals too, and there is nothing more pleasant than to watch the boats gliding on the waters of its canals on a hot summer day. Of course, if you have your own house, or at least a rented one, it is very nice to sit on a small terrace close to the water. In this, Brugge is similar to Venice; however, there are other rivers flowing here: vanilla rivers between the chocolate riverbanks.

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Tiny Bruges – Plenty of Attractions

Not so far ago I have told you about the rest in such a nice Belgian city as Bruges at the house rented for quite a low price. Today I would like to show why should you take a trip to Bruges and glance at its attractions.

It’s funny, but there are no attractions in Bruges… almost! The main sightseeing is BRUGES ITSELF!

The Burg Square at night. Bruges, Belgium.

The whole old city is announced as the UNESCO world heritage – its streets, gardens, towers, bridges, seafronts, churches, paved streets, swans, restaurants, chocolate shops are the attractions themselves. It is a precious casket accurately and scrupulously carved from stone, water and bush by some extraordinarily talented giant and left at a channel cross.

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Stunning Interiors of Bruges’ Churches

I always considered the severe asceticism of the Catholic Churches (notably not Orthodoxy) as a kind of conception. In true faith: plenty of gold should not interrupt one’s quite time with God. It was like this at Notre-Dame de Paris, Riga Cathedral, Milan Cathedral and Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower. But nothing prevents these cathedrals be very different from the outside.

Refined and glamorous Milan Cathedral

Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano

Or bright and merry Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

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