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Ypres (Ieper), Belgium. Author net_efekt. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Ypres (Ieper), Belgium. Author net_efekt

Belgium tourist attractions: what to see in Belgium

Belgium has its strength in the beauty of some historical cities such as Brugge (Bruges), Antwerp, Gent. Centers that in the Middle Ages were among the most important trading cities of the continent and that have preserved almost intact their historic centers, characterized by medieval buildings in the Gothic style, by steeples, towers and churches, which express the riches of trade and population during the period of great splendor of Flanders.

Even the capital Brussels has a beautiful historic center dominated by the majestic Grand-Place on which there are buildings of great historical interest, such as the Town Hall, in the Gothic style, the guild houses and the Maison du Roi. But Belgium has many other towns rich in history, among them Leuven, Mechelen (Malines), Mons, Wavre, Namur, Liege, Arlon, Charleroi, Dinant, Tournai, Tongeren, Ostend, Ypres.

Belgium offers many ideas for a trip, in addition to historical cities, which are the first call for a trip to Belgium, there are the woods and valleys of the mountainous region of the Ardennes, some resorts on the coast of the North Sea, interesting caves like these in Han, and some mining sites of great importance in Wallonia.

Steen Castle, Antwerp, Belgium. Author Frank K.. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Steen Castle, Antwerp, Belgium. Author Frank K

UNESCO inscribed 11 sites in Belgium in the list of world heritage sites, these are purely historical cultural sites, between these excel the historical center of the most beautiful Flemish city, Brugge (Bruges), included in the list in 2000. Among other sites there are also the beautiful Grand Place of Brussels and the majestic Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Tournai.

Even the classic bell (Beffrois) of numerous places in Belgium are included on the list, as well as the Flemish Beguinages (begijnhof), small historic buildings used in the Middle Ages from the female members of lay religious associations called Beguines. In 2012 joined the World Heritage also the major mining sites of Wallonia.

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