The Markt ("Market Square") is located in the heart of the city and covers an area of about 1 hectare. In the center of the market stands the statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck.
Bruges' Town Hall is one of the oldest in Belgium, having been constructed between 1376 and 1420.
The medieval belfry tower (13th-15th century) is 88 metres in height and houses the former city treasury, in which Bruges' valuables (money and royal charters) were once kept. A climb of 366 steps takes the visitor past the impressive clock mechanism and culminates in a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its surroundings.
The historic city center was added to Unesco’s World Heritage List in 2000.