City / Town Hall ., Brugge
Favorite thing: To the left of the Basilica is the beautiful 14th century façade. The foundation stone of the Gothic City Hall was laid by Count Lodewijk van Male in 1376. The façade contains portrayals of biblical figures as well as characters from Flanders' past.
This is the administrative and the judicial and religious centre of Bruges. If the market place is deemed the heart of the town, then the castle square is its cradle.
Today, the square traces 1000 years of Architectural history.
I'm really a bit confused when it comes to the actual name of this square. Maybe it's my english .. maybe it's my Brugge knowledge .. the best thing for me is to get an idea from a belgian .. How is this square really named? Of course he/she will tell me "De Markt" .. but how about in English? ;)
Despite that name problem that I have .. or maybe inspite it :) I have greately enjoyed spending time in the square .. walking and admiring the views .. taking a lot of pictures of course .. or sitting just below the statuary pair (that's a must do also .. or if you like a 'have to do thing') :))
Favorite thing: This is one of the building in the central square in Brugge, the square is filled with cafes and many beautiful old buildings. It is a fairly lively place with many interesting shops just off of it including one I particularly like selling witches, carved skulls and gothic items.