The towns of Ghent and Bruges are two medieval cities that have been maintained over the centuries. Not only are they important for Belgium, but they are an icon of all of Europe. Thanks to our tour you can enjoy the benefits of each one in the same day.
The tour starts very early in the center of Brussels to leave for the city of Bruges, this is about 100 kilometers from the Belgian capital. Once you arrive in this mysterious city you will be able to admire a great variety of places, for example, the Hospital of San Juan, Basilica of the Holy Blood, Lake of Love, Dyver Channel, among others.
It should be noted that in the Church of Our Lady there is the famous work of the Renaissance sculptor Miguel Ángel Buonarroti, the Madonna. In addition, it has the highest tower in Belgium. She is 122 meters tall, which allows us to see Bruges from above.
For its part, the Plaza Mayor or Markt It is the main point of the city, where every Saturday the popular market is installed. It also highlights the Burg Square, which has a great beauty and is very popular with the people.
Another of the emblematic places of the city of Bruges is Belfort, a tower that has a height of 83 meters from which you can appreciate a panoramic view of the city. But to be able to enjoy the view you have to climb 365 steps. You can not forget the Stadhuis or City Hall which is one of the most representative buildings in the city. This is still standing since the late fourteenth century.
At the end of the tour of this beautiful city, there will be a break where you can freely enjoy the typical cuisine of the city, relax or simply contemplate the surroundings in an environment full of peace and quiet. After this pause the transfer to the city of Ghent.
When you reach the streets of Ghent you will enjoy magical places that will make this excursion unforgettable. The first place to visit will be the Cathedral of San Bavon o Sint-Baafskathedral. This cathedral was built over three centuries and is an excellent example of the Baroque style, its pulpit and paintings prove it. The painting that stands out most is the Adoration of the Lamb of the painter Van Eyck. In the baptismal font of this church was baptized Carlos V.
Later in the tour, you will find the Castle of Ghent or Gravensteen. This castle was the usual residence of the Counts of Flanders. Until the fourteenth century was used as a defensive fortress, then began to be used as a prison (until the seventeenth century). From the time that worked as a prison there are some instruments and tools of torture, which can be seen in the castle museum.
The dazzling one will also be known City of Ghent o Town hall. Its imposing architecture makes it a must to visit, but above all appreciate. Continuing with the walk you will reach the Bell Tower of Belfort, which has a height of 91 meters and dates from the fourteenth century. It is one of the best known icons of Ghent.
Then you will admire the beauty of the Church of San Nicolás o Sint-Niklaaskerk, considered the second most important church in the city. In the vicinity of the church is the Korenmarkt, which is the city square that has the most movement and fun. Here people usually have a nice time enjoying the atmosphere and the company.
At the end of the guided tour, you have another hour of recess where you can enjoy the city at your own pace and in your own way. At the end of this time, the transport is taken back to Brussels, with the camera full of photographs and the renewed soul.