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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Every Friday there is an exposition of the casket of the Holy Blood for visitors.

Beautiful place more than worth a visit. Plan a Friday. The church is on the first floor which may be a problem with handicapped visitors but there is a lift which apparently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place more than worth a visit. Plan a Friday. The church is on the first floor which may be a problem with handicapped visitors but there is a lift which apparently was used by the clergy only. However the museum and the overall beauty of the alter and the entire place more than makes up the climb to the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You simply have to visit this beautiful old basilica containing the relic of Christs blood. Inside you meet such a gentle woman keeping this treasure and you can actually feel her grace when you stand in front of her to pray...

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Gants Hill, London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

So lovely to visit a place of worship that's not ostentatious or overbearing. Small and beautiful old church with a homely feel.

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Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The vial of the holy blood was on exhibit on the Thursday we visited. Very interesting history and beautiful

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As I said in review of Burg Sq, this is an amazing building. It's smaller than you might expect, and it holds the drops of Christ's blood. They are taken out and shown to the public every day at 14 (2 pm) and 16:30 (4:30 pm). It's nice to see it. In upper chapel (Gothic style) are the paintings showing... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this Basilica on Easter. It was a very special moment for my wife and I to see the vile of Jesus' blood especially on that day. The place is small so it won't take up much of your time. So, especially if you are Christian, I highly recommend a visit!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Firstly don't expect the basilica of the Holy Blood as seen in the film 'In Bruges' - that is the Jerusalem Kirk. This church exudes atmosphere and I found the visit very moving. It really is a perfect little gem. Do get there early - it opens at 9.30 - most attra ction in Bruge open at 10 so it's... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit, the last being 14 years before. We both wanted to re visit as this place is just so special, even if you are not particularly religious ( like my OH ) The blood /relic is available every morning at 11am with the exception ( I think ?) of Wednesday. If however you do not want... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place and well worth the visit, it is very peaceful and stayed there for about 20 mins and paid our respects to the holy blood relic which is wonderful.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church inside and out. Small museum inside only two euros took about ten minutes to view. Also paid our respects to the holy blood relic, which was moving. Expected to be very quiet inside church , no talking , well worth the visit. No fee to enter church.

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