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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 basilica with relic

Beautiful place to visit. My mother and 2 children visited the holy relic on view and really enjoyed it. Witnessed many people visibly moved by the relic. Worth a visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Blackrock, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit. My mother and 2 children visited the holy relic on view and really enjoyed it. Witnessed many people visibly moved by the relic. Worth a visit, requires 1/2 hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I didn't dislike anything about this place but definitely not a place for kids and I respect that. Everyone is welcome though to attend mass.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building spoiled by an over zealous volunteer, shushing everyone who visited despite everyone maintaining a respectful countenance and whispering quietly. It's a shame as I was learning quite a bit about the building from the Kindly Belgian historian who happened to be visiting but ended up leaving as both respectful prayer and quiet contemplation were spoiled by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This church is located in the historic centre and it's quite hidden since it is located on the right corner. Inside the church it is possible to admire a relic containing Christ's blood, but waiting time for the queue is so long that it's difficult waiting for your turn.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice basilica to visit, regardless of the Holy relic. It is a fascinating building with interesting wall paintings. The chapel downstairs is worth a visit as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This church is definitely worth a visit ! You will fall in love with the beautiful architecture and the colors you see on the stained glasses up on the windows! There is a procession which happens every year on Ascension Day where the heart of the event is the reenactment of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ !! When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's kind of hidden in the corner of Burg Square, but worth the time to walk through. Very impressive old, mid-evil church. We did not see the holy blood...someone in our group said it was on the second floor, but never did see a way to another floor! If that is important to you, be sure to ask!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were able to get into the basilica and it was beautiful. However, mass was going on at the time, so you were not allowed to walk around during mass and since we only had an afternoon in Brugges, we had to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It doesn't look like a church from outside and is a bit tucked away in the corner of Burg square, but is one of the best things in Bruges. Free to go in. The interior is painted plaster and wood, with a really nice beamed ceiling, interesting carved pulpit, and stained glass windows. Quite unique decoration, and very different to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Yea I know...maybe it's really his blood. So what! They use this to raise donations. Don't stand in a long line to see the blood and if you do give the Sister a little wink for me. The basilica is worth seeing. The woman who shushes everyone is annoying but probably necessary.

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