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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050-33-67-92
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Ranked #7 of 54 Attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely experience to venerate the Holy Blood. The church it self is also very beautiful. Also the church Of St basil is also very nice.

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Sittingbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A must for 11.0. Sung Mass on Sunday. The church has beautiful stained windows. The priest always speaks in several languages to make the tourists welcome.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful little Basilica from the outside,the facade is stunning. We came very early so it was closed which was a shame. As we were on tight scedule we could not wait 3 hours to see inside

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We wanted to visit this church, as we'd seen it in A Day in Bruges. We are not Catholic and not even religious, but the church itself was interesting to view. We were there on a Sunday and actually got to view the blood. As to whether it really is Christ's blood is unlikely, but obviously people are entitled to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Beware. This church is closed on Wednesday afternoons from 15/11. I had it marked down to visit and was disappointed as were many people waiting about for a 2 pm opening. Pity that

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Ft.Myers, Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A fine example of Romanesque style. An interesting history lesson. Easy to get in and out of. A short wait to view relic of the blood of Christ.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a nice church this place is! As a Catholic this Church had a more special meaning and made me feel in peace and at home. The architectural and decorative details made the whole experience even more emotional. Def. must see if religious, astonishing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Impressive church and impressive circumstances. But one very long line of people, so no privacy or real silence.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

During our visit, we were able to time our viewing of the Basilica with the display of the holy relic. It certainly made the trip much more memorable!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Basilicia is a beautifully decorated church, that feels incredibly special as soon as you walk inside. We witnessed the veneration of the holy blood and you also get the chance to go up to the front and pray touching the box it is held in. If you want to do this don't forget you need change, as you put... More

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