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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Located right across from the Crowne Plaza hotel, I went at 10am and got to see the museum plus the relic. It wasn’t that crowded at that time of the day but it goes starting from 11 onwards.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

Many visitors go straight up the stairs to the hall where mass is held at the relic of Christ's holy blood is displayed (during selected hours) for public viewing, but what I find is often not mentioned is the church at the ground floor of this historical building. Among other statues, it has one of Christ being chained in prison awaiting his time to carry the cross and another of Mary his mother holding her dead son at the foot of the cross. The manner in which both their expressions are carved would move many Christians, and is definitely worth a visit before or after one's veneration of the holy relic on the higher floor.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

We went there for the pre-Mass service on Christmas Day 2018 while on a 4 day city break in Bruges. It was a bizarre but enjoyable experience singing carols in Flemish. We are not Roman Catholics so did not stay for Mass but we did get to see the eponymous relic up close before we left.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

Very special place. Beautiful Gothic basilica where you can quietly sit and meditate despite crowd around.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

This historically significant church is worth a visit. It is very small compared to the medieval skyscrapers that you see in beautiful Brugge. Lovely stained glass windows that have been reincarnated a couple of times illuminate the very peaceful feel interior. Drops of Christs blood are contained and viewed from within a gold and gem encrusted quartz vial.

Date of experience: May 2019
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