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“Holy Blood Encased in Silver”

Basilica of the Holy Blood
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Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Basilica is beautiful, but I was a bit disappointed that the Holy Blood is not to be actually seen. It is placed inside a silver alter, which is beautiful, but unlike other relics I've seen in the past, no glass encased vial.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of the nicest churches I've ever viisted. Spectacular architecture, well kept and maintained. Well worth the visit - and we keep going back.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been to the Basilica several times and have always been amazed by the feeling of calm. Even if you are not religious, you cannot help but be impressed by the wonderful decor.
It is a must, on any trip to Bruges

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stood at the back during a service to admire the beautiful and intense decoration but also to enjoy the wonderful choir and the precentor leading the mass. Not into relics and ritual but actually it was nice to observe and amazing they were so tolerant to encourage us gawpers!

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Nice church in the corner of an old square, a service was being conducted when we visited and a lot of visitors were

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