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Address: Vodnjan, Croatia
Description: This church contains the largest collection of saintly relics outside of...
This church contains the largest collection of saintly relics outside of Rome.
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Vodnjan mummies

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
84 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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52 reviews 52 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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