Sights in Bruges
The luxury Bed and Breakfast Bonifacius has an exclusive location along the canal with views of the most impressive historic buildings such as: the Church of Our Lady, the Gruuthuse Museum, the Arentshof and the picturesque Bonifaciusbridge. It is one of the most beautiful corners of the city.
During the Middle Ages, Bruges experienced a period of economical prosperity, which resulted in beautiful gothic architecture, of which the Church of Our Lady and the Gruuthuse Museum are beautiful examples. De economical prosperity also resulted in a lot of art crafts. The school of the famous Flemish Primitives has produced a tremendous amount of fine paintings, of which a lot are to be admired in the Groeninge Museum, which is situated next to the Arentshof. The Gruuthuse Museum was the home of the Lords of Gruuthuse, you can admire the façade while having breakfast on the waterside.
In the 15th century they were one of the most prominent families in Bruges. In the Gruuthuse Museum you can admire an old kitchen, beautiful furniture, paintings and even a house chapel.
The Church of Our Lady, with its second tallest brickwork tower, was built as from the 13th century. In the crypt are the tombs of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and his daughter Mary of Burgundy. These historic buildings are to admired from the roof terrace of the hotel, which offers a unique panorama over the ‘medieval part of Bruges’ with its canals and Bonifaciusbridge.
You can continue your walk along the St. Johns hospital with its 13th and 14th century sick-bays and painting collection by Hans Memling. But your visit to Bruges is not complete without a visit to the Beguinage and the Lake of Love. Around the Burg Square and the Market Square you can find numerous boutiques.
Bruges also has an excellent gastronomic reputation. In front of the guesthouse Bonifacius there’s the Michelin star restaurant ‘Den Gouden Harynck’ and after a superb meal, sweet dreams in one of the most luxurious rooms.
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