The city hall of Bruges
The City hall of Bruges is one of the oldest town halls in Belgium and is built on Brug square, the old historical center of the city. The construction of the town hall began in 1376, in 1421 it was completed. It was built in the form of a shrine, in late Gothic style, a style that can be found in other Flemish city's as well, one of them being the town hall of Leuven.
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The building has a rectangular ground plan, corner towers, and a high-pitched roof. On the facade, there are statues of biblical and historical counts and countesses of Flanders, protected under ornate canopies. The impressive, rich design of the town hall reflects the prosperity of Bruges in the 14th century.