Witches is a Belgian capital city of the province of West Flanders, located northwest of Belgium. It is located at 90 kilometers from the capital of Brussels and has a population of 117.000 inhabitants. Known as "The Venice from North", Witches It is one of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe and is listed as the most beautiful medieval city in Europe.
Walking through its streets, admiring its picturesque canals and stopping to rest on its green walks makes Bruges a dream place. Walking you will discover the whole city quickly. The old town is small and collected.
Witches It has been a city since the 11th century towards the 1050, where the constant sedimentation was closing the important exit of the city the sea. For luck of its inhabitants, a storm in 1134 created a natural outlet channel. This fact and the wool industry made the city grow enormously, building its walls under the patronage of the Counts of Flanders.
In the year 2002 Bruges was declared as the European Capital of Culture along with SalamancaIn addition, the historical center of Bruges was declared "World Heritage" at Unesco in the 2000 year. The neo-Gothic style reigned in the 19th century and a large part of the city was built in that style.
Witches It is a small city full of places of interest that you will discover with the help of a guide.
First of all, we can appreciate the Lake of Love, also called "Minnewater". It is the old port of medieval Bruges. This lake is surrounded by great and picturesque legends that seek to explain the origin of its name and the presence of swans in the canals of Bruges.
We will continue the tour of the Beaterio, a convent founded in 1245 that is inhabited by Benedictine nuns. Then we will go through the Walplein Square and the narrow alley Stoofstraat
We will visit the medieval building of Hospital of San Juan, being one of the oldest hospitals that exist in Europe. In 1978 it stopped functioning as a hospital and now houses the Memling Museum, It shows the old hospital and its pharmacy.
We will continue with the luxurious Palace of the Gentlemen Gruuthuse. It is a museum that offers the opportunity to visit the rooms of an old and beautiful Gothic palace of the XV century. Its permanent collection is of the most varied and is centered on the decorative arts.
Later, we will go through the Dijver Channel. This is a small channel but it offers beautiful views of the city, especially Belfort or bell tower. Further on are the Pier of Crowns of Roses, la Plaza de los Curtidores, la Castle plaza, la Marketplace, la San Salvador Cathedral y Zand Square
After touring each of the amazing corners of Bruges, you can end the tour enjoying the local cuisine.