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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 56 Attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
Hours:
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Tucked away in the corner of the square the Basilica is very attractive outside but inside is even better. It is absolutely beautiful and well worth the few minutes it takes to pop inside.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Attended mass on sunday and even saw veneration of the blood. Beautiful old cathedral which is well preserved. There's a chapel as well next to the basilica.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for a quick visit and to experience something quite special. Whether you believe the history or not it is still worth a visit.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We happened to visit on a Saturday during Advent, so the relic of the Holy Blood was in exposition for special intentions. The alters in the church and the reliquary itself are worth a stop, even for the secular visitor.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The Basilica houses a relic of Christ's blood. There is a small adoration daily and they ask for a small donation. The Basilica itself is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Amazing architecture; the sheer size and variety of colours in the Basilica was beautiful. We didn't pay extra for the museum, instead chose to donate and light a candle instead. Definitely worth seeing.

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Oswestry UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

fantastic decorated church, in centre of town, if you happen to be in the area around the time of the veneration of the holy blood- as we were -worth staying around to watch, but not sure I would plan a day round it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After having read about this place, I had to go. Not only is it in one of the most beautiful walled cities I've visited, but it's also not your typical tourist attraction. I don't know if I believe that the vial holding Christ's blood is genuine or not, but what I DO KNOW is that the feeling of peace and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Right off the main Market square, this should be a "must see" for any visit. Well tucked away, it is beautiful inside with brilliant stained glass windows and colourful wall paintings - and it's free. Worth an extra 2 euros to visit the small museum.

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Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The atmosphere in this church is different from any I experienced before. You can almost feel it by just looking at the pictures. In November, around 4 pm, sunlight falls through the stained glass windows and sets the gold on sparkling fire. See for yourself next year.

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