A Journey Through the Medieval Beauty of Bruges

Story: A Journey Through the Medieval Beauty of Bruges
Episode: 4
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 5th February 2023

Join Trevor as he embarks on a journey of discovery through the historic city of Bruges, where winding cobblestone streets, charming canals, and magnificent architecture come together to create a feast for the senses!

  • Bruges, known as "Die Scone" or "the beautiful", is a well-preserved medieval city. It was fortunate to be connected to the sea through a navigable waterway, and in the 13th century, it became home to Europe's first stock exchange.
  • Bruges was once a thriving centre of commerce, having dominated the textile trade and established its position as a leading port city, renowned for its wealth and importance on a global scale.
  • Exploring the charming, winding cobblestone streets of Bruges is a treat, as visitors are surrounded by breathtaking scenes of historic buildings, peaceful canals, and ornate architectural facades.
  • In the heart of Bruges lies the revered Market Square, graced by the majestic Belfry tower, a remnant of the city's rich medieval history.
  • This hallowed space, once the site of grand festivals, fairs, and battles, now serves as a bustling hub for locals and the millions of visitors who flock to Bruges each year.
  • The oldest parish church of Bruges, built between the 12th and 15th centuries, is a must-visit destination for art and history aficionados.
  • It boasts a magnificent roof loft with an organ, medieval tombs, Brussels tapestries, and an extensive collection of Flemish paintings from the 14th to 18th centuries.
  • For the discerning connoisseur of breathtaking vistas, the Quay of the Rosary in Bruges is a must-visit.
  • In addition to the Quay of the Rosary, the Lake of Love is another Bruges landmark that must not be missed.
  • Functioning as a water source for residents, its romantic setting has been the backdrop for countless movies, TV shows, and even proposals. Its ethereal beauty encapsulates the charm of the stunning city of Bruges.

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