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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Address: Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050-33-67-92
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Ranked #6 of 61 Attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Not such an artistic church as most of the decoration and painting is neo-gothic, but interesting to go and see the veneration times to see the worshippers (whether you believe or not).

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have recently returned from a trip to Bruges and although not being overtly religious myself I have to say this was one of the highlights of my trip. The church as a building was fantastic and beautiful and inside was a wonderful place to rest and reflect before approaching the vile of Jesus' blood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Plenty of other reviewers and the interweb describe this place as well as I could. I take a day trip to Bruges about twice a year and always try to come here, even if only for a few minutes. The art and decoration is unusual and interesting. As for venerating the 'Holy Blood' I did it once but can't help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is definitely worth a visit, however be careful as it is only open for a few hours a day. The Basilica is beautiful and must be seen if you visit Brugge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old church and you can see a vial of the blood of Jesus. There is an attached museum, but we only went into the basilica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Years ago we though we had visited the Basilica of the Holy Blood. However we had never found the chalice of the holy blood and that left us wondering where they had it stored. This time in Bruges we noticed a door wide open next to the chapel we visited before. Curious we climbed up the stairs and discovered a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Very old one and unique basilica which should be included in to your tour though the Brugges city. It iš open only few hours a day but was worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Despite the name this is a small chapel with beautiful Gothic motifs outside that belie the amazing contents within. Once you enter the upper chapel you are taken with the abundant arts from several eras and the stunning altar devoted to protecting Christ's Blood. Just take a moment to sit and look at the opulent surroundings, from the beautiful painted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was on my list of places to visit in Bruges, and I'll be honest- I missed it the first few times walking through the square. It is tucked away in a corner and overshadowed by the grand buildings all around it. When we walked in the door it did say 2 euros, so we paid the fee. What we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The church's main claim to fame is that they have a piece of cloth with Jesus' blood on it. They charge 2€ to enter into what you assume is where the artifact is on display but it's actually nowhere to be seen.

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