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Amazingly decorative frontage, located in the corner of The Burg square.
There are lots of steps up to the church but there is lift access available.
Inside is beautiful with stained glass windows and paintings along the walls. It’s quite large inside. There is a...More
I can not begin to explain the feeling of calm to he had here. Such a beautiful place & so peaceful.
With regards to the relic - I’m not convinced, it felt commercialised. If you don’t let yourself be distracted by this, it really is...More
I have visited the church just to hear about the mistery behind the holy blood story.
Nothing exciting until the priest asked us to sit down and he started to talk about it.
The silence has taken over entire building, everyone was eyes and ears....More
Looked on the square, though a trifle difficult to find, a flight of stairs takes you up to a decorative fantasia. The actual reliquary is not on display, but the experience is quite worth the modest effort.
The entrance through an ornate facade and up a flight of stairs is a pre-cursor to the rather unusual ceremony of the veneration of a phial of blood of Jesus Christ. A small elevated platform can be climbed to observe the phial in a glass...More
Some Question about the Basilica of the Holy Blood (2 Replies)
I will be visiting Bruges this July on a SUNDAY. The website for the Basilica of the Holy Blood says there is a 11am Mass on Sundays in the Upper Chapel. Can visitors tour the Upper and Lower Chapels of the Basilica and the Museum BEFORE the Mass begins? I believe the Basilica/Museum open at 9:30am. Thank you for your help.
May 22, 2011|
Hello again, Yes, BEFORE and AFTER you can visit the basilica and the museum. The basilica itself is free, the museum is € 1,50 for adults. It opens at 9h30, mass is at 11h00, closed between 12h00 and 14h00, then open again till 18h00. Hope this answers your question. Kind regards, Sabrina
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Basilica of the Holy Blood (5 Replies)
Hi I'm visiting Bruge later this year with a friend who would really like to visit the Basilica and see the Holy Blood relic. I've read different information about when the relic is displayed, ranging from daily to once a week. Could anyone help? Thanks in advance Deb
June 30, 2008|
As far as I know, the holy blood itself is on display on Fridays and every day during the month of May, or at least most of the month of May, that is to say a number of days before Ascension Day when it goes walkabout around Brugge (Procession of the Holy Blood). But there are also reliquaries made to hold the relic which are on display every day, in the Basilica museum, maybe this is where the different information comes from.
Two Nights in Bruges (0 Replies)
We just spent two nights in Bruges and had a lovely visit. This was my second visit and my sister-in-law's first visit. We stayed at Guesthouse 17 which is just lovely. Barbara is a very welcoming proprieter and the Guesthouse is clean, charming and well located. We did the usual tourist things (canal boat cruise, walking, shopping for chocolate etc.) and went on a bike tour of Bruges with Quasimundo Bike Tours which was excellent! We also visited the lower floor of the Basilica of the Holy...More