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Provisional protection for Bruges cityscapes

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The Fish market, the Huidenvettersplein and the Rozenhoedkaai in Bruges is now protected as a cityscape. Within nine months, the minister may proceed to final protection, after a public inquiry.

That has Flemish minister for Immovable Heritage, Geert Bourgeois (N-VA) decided.

The beschermingsdossier was prepared on the occasion of the recommendations of werelderfgoedorganisatie Unesco. From the same viewpoint, and protected the minister earlier, the Lange Rei and the surrounding area, the stadsvesten and the Market and Burg square with area final as a cityscape.

There can, therefore, three locations relax: the Fish market, the Huidenvettersplein and the Rozenhoedkaai. Three places in 18th and 19th century an important economic and tourism role have played, and still play, within Bruges.

‘In addition to the high aesthetic and architectural qualities, forms the townscape also a survey of different architectural styles from the fifteenth to the twentieth century’, according to Bourgeois.

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