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Bonifacius Bridge

Local name: Bonifaciusbrug

A small brick and stone bridge was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It runs over the channel of the Reie River, surrounded by half-timbered buildings. On one side, it is adjacent to the historic Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk church, in which the remains of St. Boniface. It was his name that the bridge was named.

The bridge overlooks the picturesque city park. The entrance to it is on the other bank, opposite the church. You can also observe boats and gondolas passing through the canal. An interesting fact is that the bridge is widely considered the oldest in the city. In fact, it is one of the youngest bridges in Bruges.

The building is called the Bridge of Love and is a popular place among couples in love. According to local legend, if an unmarried lady crosses the bridge, the first of the men she meets will become her husband.


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    Bonifacius Bridge map
    Groeninge 68000 Bruges , Belgium