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Address: Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050-33-67-92
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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Tucked away in the corner of the square, the Basilica of the Holy Blood is almost overshadowed by larger grand buildings in the area. However, you cannot fail to miss the striking... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Tucked away in the corner of the square, the Basilica of the Holy Blood is almost overshadowed by larger grand buildings in the area. However, you cannot fail to miss the striking decoration and gold details against the severe grey stonework of the building. Inside, we first visited the tiny museum area which charges €2.50 for entry. This is a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Waited for service to see holy blood but priest then said this isn't a tourist attraction so don't come up if sightseeing.....but he then asked for donations.... Unless religious, I'm not, this probably isn't worth visiting.

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Thank Mike J
Gorey, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The church of the holy blood is an experience of two parts. Step inside the lower crypt like church and you feel like you've become part of the holy crusade. It's dark atmospheric and totally enthralling , a unique and unexpected experience. Walk upstairs to the church of the blood and it's like being dipped in excessive papal gold it's... More 

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Thank Coislinne
Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The basilica is in two parts, the upper and lower chapel. The relic is shown in the upper chapel between 11.30 and 12 and the between 2 and 4 pm.You are requested to donate but the entrance is free. There is a museum attached which charges 2 euros but we skipped it. The pulpit is unusual and is in the... More 

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Thank Anand H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The paintings and statues are stunning! I'd recommend coming just to see that! Seeing the holy blood is free and I thinks it comes out on a regular basis... We saw it at 11:30 on a Friday if that helps!

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Thank KayTank
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just off the main old square the Basilica is still complimentary access and well worth a visit with history tablets all around whilst still in use for prayer

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Valencia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking, but at the same time quaint. The stained glass windows and the altar are lovely. The facade is truly beautiful. A must when in Brugge.

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Thank mjs03
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect for meditation and prayer. Very solemn place to pray and please take note camera inside is not allowed yet there are some people still taking photos.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The entrance is so small you may miss it. But please don't miss it because the inside of this Church is so beautiful and richly decorated it leaves you in awe! Well worth a visit. Oh, and it's free!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, breathtaking - worth the visit! Small donation asked-for...you'll not be disappointed. Stained-glass Windows are magnificent.

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