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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 and peaceful

Ornate and beautiful but small, and really simple (little wooden chairs). This place inspires prayer and reflection. We were there in time for a viewing of the holy blood, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Portland, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ornate and beautiful but small, and really simple (little wooden chairs). This place inspires prayer and reflection. We were there in time for a viewing of the holy blood, which was something in and of itself. Definitely stop in here if you are visiting Bruges.

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is on two levels, ground offering a simple bare walled sanctuary with a couple of life size sculptures and soft lighting, very atmospheric. There is no charge to enter this section. You can access the highly ornate Basilica by a wide staircase. There is a 2 euro entry charge, no cameras. Here you can see the gold and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The relic of the blood of Jesus in this basilica is an important part of the history of Bruges. For hundreds of years pilgrims traveled, many on foot, great distances to venerate the "Holy Blood". Inside the Basilica has, a very small museum of monstrances and tabernacles. A beautiful illumination from the middle ages. IF YOU SEE A HANDLE LIFT... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is not a church you can just go in whenever you feel like and there are restricting opening times which are shown outside. It looks spectacular outside and inside is even more beautiful. It's a very peaceful place to be and has some beautiful paintings and sculptures in the main church part as well as some historical pieces in... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Austere, extravagant and beautiful. This dominates the square, and though we didn't go in since there were too many tourists, I would definitely do so at another time. Lovely to walk around and beautiful architecture to observe from the outside.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

really interesting to see the blood-recommend knowing a bit beforehand since there really isn't any info. There is a priest guarding it that will talk to you. Gorgeous church!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever been in. Well worth a visit - its very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Something about this church's de me so emotional. Not a religious person but when I walked in it was just so different to any other church I have ever been in. Went to church of or lady after and didn't feel like this. It is a beautiful church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There was something a bit different about this church. It was so beautifully decorated, the peace and tranquillity within was very welcome. It was lovely to walk around and then to sit and enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful place.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Definitely worth a visit! A truly breathtaking place, one that makes you stop and just 'be'. So peaceful there - we had to go back each day of our stay x

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