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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Burg 13 | Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (205 reviews)
“upper chapel” (53 reviews)
“small donation” (32 reviews)
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Burg 13 | Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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"beautiful church"
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"upper chapel"
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"small donation"
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"glass case"
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"small church"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"stained glass"
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"tucked away"
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"old church"
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"free entry"
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"replica"
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"vial"
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Reviewed yesterday

An inspiring place, more so for people with a faith. Inside the building is so ornate, colourful it offers a chance for some reflection...if a bit busy

Thank GraphiteGoose
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Reviewed yesterday

We didnt even know this was there....we just happened to walk in the church and saw a long line....we got right in line and saw The Holy Blood... you can sooo feel the faith...VERY happy and blessed to have seen this!

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The visit to view the blood soaked gauge moved me - besides the viewing we went and sat in the Church and it was very spiritual.

Thank deepdavey
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful basilica in the Burg square. Both the exterior and the interiors are very beautiful. Has a wooden laminate on the ceiling. very quiet . was awed by the holy exhibit. A must see.

Thank Jayashree R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Something everyone needs to see. The history here is amazing. The inside of the basilica is truly breathe taking.

Thank Dale M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There was a very nice church with a lot of ornate and fancy decorations and fripperies. Standing to the side on a fancy platform with resplendent altar was a priest with the blood of Christ on display. It was oppulently presented in a scroll like...More

Thank Jonny S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful church that holds a vessel containing the Sacred Blood, thus the name of the church. The renovation is almost complete so things looked very fresh. No pictures were allowed in certain areas.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived during mass and then watched the short procession of the Holy Blood to another area of the church. The queue to then venerate the phial moved quickly and respectfully without feeling rushed.

Thank 64Bern2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this back in March of 2018. The church itself is small, but very beautiful. This really isn't the kind of place to take photos though. I would leave the camera off and just enjoy the beauty of the church. The blood itself is up...More

Thank Adam J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the visit, specially if you are catholic. You do have to make a line to see, kiss the Holy Blood and donation is highly recommended.. It was a nice basilica to visit, the plaza and the outside building are also pretty nice.

Thank MissMar26
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Kirbymae13
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
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melazina
September 21, 2017|
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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.
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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...
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