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"Poortersloge" Medieval Architecture . Tip by irisbe

Medieval Architecture ., Brugge: 24 reviews and 27 photos

  Poortersloge at Bruges
by irisbe

Favorite thing: The Poortersloge was a very important institution in Medieval Bruge and that's why it is a real pearl of Gothic architecture. It is so beautiful you could mistake it for a town hall. It is here that the poorters (the one who collected the taxes from the port that was here at that time of the history) and the commerciants met up with each other. It dates from the 14th century!
From 1716 til 1896 the Academy of fine art housed here.
Around 1900 it got restaurated by the architect De la Censerie. This is the same person who co-operated in building the Central Station in Antwerp and who restaurated the Brugse Vrije around the same period. That last one is again restaurated along the De la Censerie method in 2002 and won an award for it.

The Poortersloge is situated near the Van Eyck plein at the old harbour of Bruges

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 16, 2003
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