Smart Guide Bruges is a compact, full-colour travel guide and its unique A-Z format is a mini-encyclopedia of local knowledge. SmartGuide Bruges condenses the city's neighbourhoods into an easy-reference format, giving you instant access to all the key sights and attractions. The A-Z section is packed with information and listings selected by a local writer that enable you to explore and discover this idyllic town. A detailed street atlas section ensures you find your way round with ease, and beautiful pictures vividly illustrate this Gothic gem of a city - whose historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre in its entirety. The A-Z features over 400 listings covering everything from Flemish architecture to pampering, so you can pick and choose what to see and do - whether that's exploring Bruges's canalways and bridges, sampling from the huge variety of Belgian beers, or taking a moment for quiet contemplation in the walled garden-courtyard of Bruges's Beguinage (the enclosed dwellings for religious women dating from medieval times). In addition, Insight Guides' trademark cultural and historical focus is evident in the chapters on Bruge's impressive churches, literature and theatre, paintings and sculpture, and museums and galleries. Sections on hotels, restaurants, essential information and transport help you plan the perfect visit.