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This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
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Burg 13 | Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed today

not sure how true this is but its worth visiting the chapel its lovely and you can pass your hand over the holy blood if you so wish!

Thank samantha p
Reviewed yesterday

A must when visiting Bruges. Hidden in the corner of the square this church is a hidden gem, beautifully decorated and based around a holy relic - a glass vial of Christ's blood - the church has a real feeling of medieval mysticism but can...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

even if your not religious this church was stunning. Watching the ceremony of the blood of christ was extremley moving. The architecture was breath taking. You must also visit the chapel below from medieval times

Thank helen k
Reviewed 4 days ago

Managed to visit here while you were able to form a procession past the small vial of the blood of Christ during a mass/service.

Thank MarkyMark383
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky enough to attend one of the services here and were able to see it as a working Basilica rather than just one to visit. We would also recommend that for other visitors

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 4 days ago

When you enter this church dedicated to the holy blood of Christ you feel like stepping right into a painting of Rubens or Rembrandt. It’s incredibly pretty and full of atmosphere. Remember to visit the chapel in the basement. Also a must-see. It’s all free...More

Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 5 days ago

In one of the oldest complexes in the town, this Church is now effectively elevated accessed by stairs or elevator. A welcoming priest and church governance and a special opportunity each week to venerate the relic of the Holy Blood

Thank Colin I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here just by chance and it really is worth finding it as it’s easily missed! We just happened to arrive when they were doing a short service with the blood of Jesus , it’s quiet moving and the whole little church is very...More

Thank Shirley141250
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great church to visit. please donate a few euros and light a candle. It is a great church!

Thank Snorkelbear
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place to think and reflect, for a small donation you may touch the glass box with capsule with some cloth presumably soaked with saviour's blood

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October 11, 2017|
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Response from McgBar | Reviewed this property |
Definitely no flash allowed and as far as I could tell you would not be able to take any photos at all of the holy vial itself
September 21, 2017|
Response from c1e | Reviewed this property |
The visitbruges.be website states that the veneration of the relic happens daily between 11:30am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm.
Emily K
August 3, 2016|
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Response from V8186ACcatherineb | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to get in the church, but a small fee for the museum. There was no queue when I went, afternoon on a Saturday...