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Address: Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050-33-67-92
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This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought...

This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.

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I'm not Catholic, but I appreciate churches and their history. This Basilica was beautiful and moving. They even have a lift as the steps can be hard with senior.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
JudyAnnC
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Kentucky
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not Catholic, but I appreciate churches and their history. This Basilica was beautiful and moving. They even have a lift as the steps can be hard with senior.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful peaceful place to visit, with superb paintings and interior. Entrance is free which is a bonus but a donation is expected to get close to the Holy Blood.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At certain times of the day there is viewing allowed of a cylinder that has the blood of Jesus, wiped off him onto a cloth, and brought to Bruges around 1150.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing place, I am not usually one for this sort of thing but having been coaxed in by family i was amazed by the beautiful stained glass and paintings to the walls and ceilings. There is no charge for this place but there is a request for a donation which seems fair.

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Hermanus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I nearly missed this but it was one of the highlights of my trip to Bruges and a spot that I will visit again when I return to Bruges! Beautiful inside!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Basilica of the Holy Blood was one of the first places we visited on our Bruges tour. The architecture is nice to look at, really holds that medieval essence that Bruges is famous for. However it is a little small and doesn't have the wow factor of say Notre Dame for example, but worth a quick visit if your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small church in Berg square. It was a little underwhelming but nice to pop into as you wander through Brugge

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A strange, but obligatory visit. The relic seems so odd. People line up to climb up a few steps and then do the stations of the cross in front of the vial. A lot of people are visibly moved by the experience.

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El Sobrante, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You definitely want to tuck into this Basilica in the heart of Brugge. The entrance if very welcoming and architecturally impressive. You wind around until you reach the inner chapel of the Basilica, which is almost breathtakingly beautiful and surrounded by paintings and other historical art. The ceiling view is awe-inspiring. I'd like to include photo's, but this review profile... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there because my friend really insisted. I am not really religious, but I am glad she did. The architecture of this place is pretty incredible, as lots of other places in Bruges. We went to the church Sunday morning around ~10am, but the place was actualy closed. We ate some waffles on the square to kill time and... More 

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