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Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Address: Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050-33-67-92
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Description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood...
This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
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beautiful building and very strange that it is also where the public toilets are. very clean. visit vans outside for chips with local sauce which is stew.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

beautiful building and very strange that it is also where the public toilets are. very clean. visit vans outside for chips with local sauce which is stew.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Located in the corner of the Brug square is a small church known as Basilica of the Holy Blood which is famous for the crystal vial kept inside that contains a drop of blood of Christ ( or so it is believed ) that was brought back from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace in 1149 on his return... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is highly decorated, in a style I would call "Romano-Gothic." It is not the soaring feeling of most Gothic churches, yet has the Italianate window arches. The centerpiece, of course, is the phial of the Blood of Christ. Watching others as they see the relic is an amazing affirmation of faith. The frescoes are stunning. Be aware: you... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is has beautiful ornate figures both on the outside and the inside. A statue of Madonna and child by Michaelangelo is inside along with large life like paintings. A brilliant huge wooden ornate pulpit almost reaches the ceiling. Well worth a visit. You pay 3 euros to see the part where the statue is, but the rest of... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was MUCH better than expected, provoking interest in the well-lit Romanesque origins of the Basilica, the highly decorated late middle ages Upper Chappel, magnificent stained glass and the mysterious phial. It's a moving experience just to see the impact of the relic on other people. It's also worth doing some research on the likely origins of this, one of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Old Gothic church. Beautiful frescoes and carved altar. Spend 1/2 here to see all the sites. There are 2 flights of stairs to enter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of this relic before my trip. Certainly interesting and a little odd. The church hosting the relic is beautiful.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was one of the first Basilicas we visited when we flew to Europe into Brussels. It was very old and pretty. We found each basilica was unique as we traveled through France and Spain. Therefore try to see them all!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and tranquil with some lovely stained glass. The faithful were allowed to go up and view the relic.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very atmospheric old basilica where you can see a glass and gold vial reputedly containing the blood of Christ. You can't touch the vial but you can put your hands on the glass box that it is housed in.

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Additional Information about Basilica of the Holy Blood

Address: Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050-33-67-92
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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