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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050-33-67-92
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Ranked #9 of 54 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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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The basilica is beautiful and the spiritual feel to the place is lovely... a must see place when visiting bruges

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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We were not planning on going here. I saw the building when coming out of the Stadhuis and decide to go in. I'm so glad I did. It isn't as grand as many of the other churches in Europe, but it is still beautiful. It is a must see if you come to Brugge.

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Klaipeda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I am simply short of words! This Basilica has a wonderful atmosphere and much more that we can't describe This special feeling!....- we will never forget it! We are so happy we have visited it!!!

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Paisley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I do not comment on the authenticity of the vial of blood. That is a matter of faith. I will say that the church is very beautiful with wonderful stained glass and other decoration. I will say that there is a wonderful atmosphere of spirituality and reverence in the church and an air of great peace. Worth a visit.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

On my visit to brugge this was the place I wanted to visit the most. Moving very moving almost in tears. I sat and said my prayers in silence admiring one of the greatest and most beautiful church's I have ever seen. Wall and ceiling paintings are unique and stunning. The holy blood kept in the glass box which you... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a must for any Christian traveler. The basilica is very small (compared to European churches), but it was an emotional and prayerful stop for this believer. The blood of our Saviour, preserved and on display for all to see. Don't miss this, but please be respectful. No pictures are allowed.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I am very glad we visited the Basilica of the Holy Blood during our time in Bruges. I appreciated the quaintness of the small chapel where the Relic of the Holy Blood is displayed. The paintings in the chapel were perfectly lighted by the summer afternoon sun shining through the windows. Somewhat disappointing, though, was a constant clanking noise echoing... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There seem to be differing views in the reviews about when the relic of the Holy Blood is on view. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and it was on display from 2.00-4.00. However, having no interest in the supposed magical effects of relics, I am more interested in the rest of what is on offer here. The upper... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

To see the relic being displayed. A fascinating and moving experience. The small museum in the Basilica is also worth a look.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I visited this cathedral during the time they brought out the vial of Christs' blood. I am not a religious person, but if you are you can wave your hands over it. The cathedral is small but very pretty. The outside square where is is located is a great place to take pictures.

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