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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 52 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church, lots of history about the processions of the Holy Blood. Entry to the museum is free with the Bruges Card

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Slinfold
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

All a bit tacky in my opinion so if you wish to pray or take part in holy events do not go here. The whole thing appeared to be there to tick it off your list.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

...or cript, call it as you want. Basilica is really nice, but museum is worth of these 2 euros. Lovely artifacts, books etc.

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Cromer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Not the easiest place to find - tucked right away in the corner of the Square. But well worth the search. The underneath basilica is ancient and atmospheric. Above it is an absolute delight - with a blaze of colour at every turn. Magical! The place is not always accessible because of services taking place. Also the exposition and veneration... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I have always enjoyed popping into this church as described in my earlier review. This time I was at the church when the holy blood was on show. Having observed the comings and goings of visitors I decided to have a look myself. Firstly a grim faced guide gave me the go ahead to walk up to the phial containing... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Out of all the churches my boyfriend and I visited this was by far our favorite. It is small but the art work is breathtaking. The tabernacle of the Holy Blood is amazing and a wonderful thing to witness, even you are not religious it is a magnificent place to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

You can only see the blood relic at certain times of the day so be sure to check before hand. I saw the holy blood relic and it's amazing to contemplate that this could contain a drop of Jesus' blood. Skeptics abound but form a historical perspective, this small church is worth a visit.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We visited this Basilica just to see the holy blood as I'm sure many do. Entrance is free so you may as well pop in! To view the vial of blood you had to walk up a staircase to where someone sits behind the vial of blood - you can make a donation if you wish into a box and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We heard Mass here on Sunday, followed by the Veneration. The Basilica is beautifully adorned and well worth a visit

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Stokenchurch, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is the place that claims to hold a vial of the blood of Christ. So depending on your beliefs will have different significance. A lovely church but I didn't pay the 2 euro to go into the museum which I believe is only one room.

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