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“Beautiful Exterior, not much interior”

Basilica of the Holy Blood
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Ranked #14 of 155 things to do in Bruges
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Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
Reviewed May 16, 2013

The outside of the Basilica is quite beautiful. Inside is spartan. If you are a true believer, it would be awesome to see the relic. Otherwise, it is merely a tube.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Whatever your religion, this is a must-see. It's historic, evocative, unusual. One part is Romanesuqe, the other Gothic. Both have their own unique beauty. Iw as lucky enough to wander in during practice for a choir and the acoustics are superb.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

From reading about the "holy blood" I though one would see it. However, all you see when you pay to get inside, is a gold tube. Whatever.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The day we visited The Basilica was the day after Assension Day so we were able to see The Holy Relic, which is a few drops of Christs Blood. We didn't have to queue at all, it was being shown to us by a very sombre gentleman which made us realise the holy significance of the experience.
The Basilica is very beautiful, we lit three candles and said a prayer, very peaceful and holy place

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

What a great spiritual place, I loved it, the church is beautiful and the line to view the relic was really short and it moved pretty fast. I was so moved and afterwards just sat and took it all in. I would highly recommend.

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