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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050-33-67-92
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Ranked #8 of 51 Attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
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luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit and give you an impression of what it must have been like many many years ago. The chapel on the first floor is breathtaking. There appears to be no compulsory charge but there is a donation required should you wish to see the holy blood.

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

the church is very nice and the ceremony is very well organised. impressive! please pay attention that the ceremony has specific timing as otherwise you might see it only as another church (which it would be a pitty)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is well worth a visit. Queue to see the holy blood moves quite fast. The holy blood is kept in a glass vial on an altar. It seemed that only those who made a donation in the offertory were given a prayer card! Silence is expected in the church to preserve the holiness of the place. We didn't visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

As soon as you walk through the doors, you are simply stunned by the beauty of the place. A must see in Brugge.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Wanted to see the holy blood out of interest rather than any religious connotation. 2euros to see the relic and true enough the little room did have a reliquary in it together with some other old odds and ends but the vial was not to be seen and presumably in the casket inside the reliquary. Not worth the effort unless... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The historic church where the Holy Blood of our Lord Jesus is stored in a vial that came from the burial of Jesus which St Joseph of Arrimathea extracted after the death of Jesus.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went in for a quiet prayer. Truly a place of reverence and peace. The clergy were respectful and very welcoming. Don't know if it's the blood of Christ -- doesn't matter!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is one to definitely include in your visit. Very spiritual place and amazing architecture. You do not have to be religious to appreciate all the interior.

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Schweinfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A beautiful old church and this is the location of the cloth with the blood of Jesus. You can only see the cloth during certain hours (2 pm-4 Pm when we went) so make sure you plan accordingly if you want to see it.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My partner and I visited on a recent trip to Bruges. Beautiful church and we were given the opportunity to view the vial whilst receiving a blessing from the priest. The staff do a great job in keeping the tourists in check (volume control & limiting the places photographs can be taken) ensuring a pleasant experience.

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