When staying in Brussels, a day trip to Brugge and Gent (the way the locals spell both) are a must. We decided to go further out first and took a very busy train to Brugge. An abundantly beautiful and old city, we became Monunents Men and found the sculpture of Madonna and Child inside an old Cathedral. We explored the Belfort and Historium area and had lunch in the main square. Brugge-made soap was bought (I refrained from buying candles, my weakness) and made our way back to the train station to explore Gent.
If I had to pick a favourite out of the two, I think Gent definitely is the one. It is very picturesque and had a lot more that interested us. We made our way by tram to Gavensteen Castle and walked to St. Bavo Cathedral where 4 euros each gave us the privilege to view the Gent Alterpiece (another Monunents Men reference and our reason to find it). Unfortunately you can’t take any photos of it (oh but how am I to prove I was there?!) but it was still very impressive.
I think images better describe these two towns of Belgium than any words can so see below.
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