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"Stadhuis - Exterior Statues" Stadhuis - Town Hall Tip by mightywease

Stadhuis - Town Hall, Brugge: 68 reviews and 110 photos

  Philip the Beautiful!
by mightywease

Externally the façade of the Stadhuis is decorated with 49 statues representing Royal and Biblical figures. The original statues where destroyed in 1792 and replaced in 1862, however, the inferior masonry used meant that the statues had to be replaced again in the 20th Century.
If you visit the Gothic Hall you are also given a guide to the statues telling you who is who and expanding on some in more detail. We particularly liked “Baldwin with the Iron Arm” and the wonderfully named “Philip the Beautiful”, on the right in the accompanying photo. Do you think his name is accurate?!

Directions: In the Burg

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  • Written Aug 3, 2005
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