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Address: Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 33 67 92
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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'My house shall be called a house of prayer....'

We arrived at the church as it opened in the afternoon and therefore witnessed the bringing in of the relic and its introduction to the people in a number of different languages... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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York UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at the church as it opened in the afternoon and therefore witnessed the bringing in of the relic and its introduction to the people in a number of different languages by one of the younger priests. We were appalled to hear him say that in order to place one's hands on top of the glass case housing the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here on the second last day of our trip to Bruges and wished we went here on our first as I wanted to come back again and again. When the relic or glass presentation of Christ's blood on cloth inside the glass vile is on show at 2.00pm most days it gets a good crowd and it is... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small church worth a visit if you have the time. Several services on however so pick your time wisely! Free so worth a trip if you have time.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Sunday and expected mass to be on whilst we visited but I didn't expect the sheer number of people. It felt awkward squeezing into the back of a packed church with lots of people coming in and out. I felt sorry for the congregation as it must be very distracting and we probably didn't help matters.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building is a little difficult to find because the entrance doesn't really look a like a typical church. It's hidden in the corner of the square and has gold knights on the front. Once inside, it's a different story. After climbing some stairs with sweet stained glass, you enter into the amazing sanctuary. It's incredibly beautiful and is a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Free entry but not big deal, although its pretty. what I don't recommend is the treasury, was small and didnt give any serious information about the items that were inside (what I consider a really poor one)

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, wonderful to go here and see this wonder. Worth the 2.50 euro entrance fee for the museum to see that amazing bejewelled treasure chest holding the holy blood.

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Thank fluffyduck51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conveniently located in burg square and near the market. There are a few steps, but nothing to worry about. The inside of the basilica is breathtaking. The blood of Christ is on display and a donation is asked to keep the basilica running. Other than a donation there is no charge. Definitely a great experience.

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Thank David K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your visiting Brugge and don't have a general interest with the knights templar than this might not be to your taste. There isn't much to this religious building apart from decorative detailing but the history aspect contributes significantly. Fortunately I do have an interest in that chapter of world history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church tucked away in the corner of Burg square , quite a few steps , but accessible , small museum inside (small charge )

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