Bruges is the most magical and romantic city in the world and I have to say that every moment in Bruges was a highlight but climbing the Belfry tower was incredibly memorable. I knew from the moment that I arrived in Bruges that I just had to climb the famous Belfry tower and see the city from above.
The Belfry tower stands tall in the centre of Bruges and can be seen from every part of the city. Taking a total of 366 steps to reach the top it certainly isnt for the faint hearted or for the unfit. I can say hand on heart that it was worth every single step and overlooking Bruges from a birds eye view is just as beautiful, if not more so, as when you are on the ground.
The climb up to the top is hardwork but each level you reach the better the view becomes. The first level that we reached gave is a brilliant view over the market square which was filled with Horse and Carriages and just looked magical.
This level also stored the Belfry Tower Bell which was very large (and loud) but amazingly beautiful and the realisation that you are actually inside the tower hits you.
The second level then offered even more astonishing views of the city, a mass of coloured rooftops and a glimpse of the beautiful architecture in Bruges with the tower casting a shadow over the whole of the Market Square.
Then you finally reach the top after climbing the whole 366 steps up the tiny spiral staircases and once you look out from the top of the tower suddenly the climb to the top is forgotten, and then their is only one word that springs to mind…Wow! It was so beautiful.
You could see all of the famous landmarks along with the beautiful canals that run through the city, the different shades of buildings throughout the city, the pointed rooftops and the church tower stood tall. The sun was beaming down and shining over the beautiful city making the view all the more amazing.
Being February the weather is rather cold in Bruges but at the top of the Belfry tower your fingers go numb from the minute you step on the viewing platform but this does not stop you from staring in awe at this wonderful city.
Bruges is beautiful in everyway but nothing can compare to Bruges from a Birds Eye View.