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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050-33-67-92
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Ranked #9 of 48 attractions in Bruges
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
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Callington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Just breath taking. We spent almost an hour in the basilica and upstairs museum, so quiet and peaceful

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Really beautiful inside, the walls are painted in rich colours and the stained glass is lovely. Well worth climbing the several flights of stairs to see it.

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Riverview, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Basilica of the Holy Blood is the place where the blood of Christ resides in a crystal vial brought back from the crusades by the Duke of Burgoyne in the middle ages. In May on Ascension day there is a great parade and celebration and it is worth traveling to see it.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This basilica is amazing. The stained glass windows look stunning in the sunlight and the pulpit is very unusual

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nottingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting building in 2 parts with a medieval fairly plain part on the lower level and more ornamental newer part upstairs. Well worth a visit

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You can go in this church and set for a long time taking in everything there is so much to look at. It was interesting to see someone try to take in his dog but fortunately was not able to.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A beautiful little gem every inch of this lovely place is decorated. There is also a small room containing information and historical artefacts

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I love old churches and this beautiful gothic example built around the Holy Blood relic brought back from a crusade to the Holy Land is beautiful. My first visit on a Sunday evening was just externally as I had just arrived in Bruges. I planned to go back the following day but be warned - this Basilica is closed (... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The basilica is beautiful inside, of that there is no doubt. The pulpit alone is mighty impressive. However, what spoils this attraction is the long queues to look at the holy blood vessel. We didnt bother, but the building itself is still worth a look.

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Pelham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Stopped by while in Bruges. Incredible history. Beautiful chapel. And the relic. What else can I say. A must see while in Bruges. Go early in the morning when nobody is there 2 euro donation to look at the relic up close

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