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Church of St. Blaise

Vodnjan, Croatia
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Vodnjan
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: This church contains the largest collection of saintly relics outside of Rome.
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Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This place is a walhalla for relics lovers and persons with an affection for morbid atmospheres. Worth a visit, but not a detour.

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Haworth, New Jersey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
83 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We find relics (i.e. pieces of saints) to be completely fascinating, but this place takes the cake. The church houses half a dozen bodies of saints from the 1300-1700s... that have mysteriously remained intact and have not decomposed. You can view them and listen to a short description of the saints while you observe. Enhancing the experience was the absolute... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

A stunning church with an interesting history - even without the mummified saints it is worth a visit

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

Apart from the relics of St. Blaise, Vodnjan's parish church also keeps 370 relics belonging to 250 different saints. In addition to one of the thorns from Jesus' crown, fragment of the Holy Virgin's veil, particle of Jesus' Cross and many others, a special attraction are the desiccated remains of saints whose bodies or body parts have been completely preserved:... More

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