The History of Leith

April 5, 2006

Bruges History

The history of Bruges begins in a very modest way more than 2000 years ago as a Gallo-Roman settlement. The name Bruges comes from the Old Norse “Bryggja” which means ‘landing stage’. The name Bruges appears on documents and coins in the middle of the ninth century. At that time, there was already a strong citadel in Bruges. for more click here

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