Location, Climate: Bruges is an attractive city in Belgium that is known for its magnificent churches, interesting museums and delightful chocolate shops. This city is situated in West Flanders and experiences moderate temperature. The best time to book discount hotels in Bruges is during spring season when the climate is cool and flowers bloom. Enjoy up to 70% discount on hotel room rates. Brief History: The history of the city spans for more than 2,000 years when it was first inhabited by the Gallic-Romans. This community did not only live by agriculture but by trading with Gaul and England too. Bruges became an important Flemish fortification when Saint Eligius arrived in the city to spread Christianity around 650. Events, Landmarks, Activities: The month of July is a great time to visit Bruges because there are several events held during that time including the Cactus Festival which is a 3-day international music fest held in Minnewater Park and the Early Music Festival of Flanders which is a 2-week classical music festival. There are many grandiose structures in Bruges that are worth-visiting including the Belfry Tower, Basilica of the Holy Blood, Church of Our Lady, Jerusalem Church, Town Hall and St John's Hospital. Transportation: The streets of Bruges might seem confusing so make sure to bring a map with you when walking around the city center. Most locals prefer riding the bike and you can also do that by renting one. To get to the Market Square, take the bus with the sign “CENTRUM” on top which can be found in front of the train station.