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Basilica of the Holy Blood

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This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
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Burg 13 | Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Attended the short ceremony which brought out the relic of Christ's blood. The priest gave a lecture on how this is not a tourist attraction but something they wholly believed in as a symbol of the church so keep that in mind. We attended at...More

Thank abunchofheather
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very spiritually uplifting church in the corner of the Burg Square. You will find the times of the veneration of the medieval relic by the entrance. Take a little time out of you busy visit to Bruges to drop in for a few moments...More

Thank DVBUK1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance to the church is tucked away in a corner and can be missed very easily. Very beautiful inside. Can not see the relic unless you are there at a specific time.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not exactly the most devout Catholic but this experience was very moving. Well worth a visit. Just remember to not speak in the basillica. A little respect is what they ask and I think they are right.

Thank Leanne Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is small and off the main square. You wouldn't think from looking at the outside what is contained within. It is a must see. Definitely one place you should make as part of your plan while you visit Bruges

Thank darragh18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with many Catholic relics this does not chime so well in the 21st Century. However it is part of the Brugge story and takes us back to the 12 century and the growing wealth and importance of the City of Brugge. There is no...More

1  Thank stephenparsons2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

You actually get to see the holy blood. The service only starts at 2 pm everyday, so you cannot enter before that. Be there on time else you'll miss it. You are seated for about 5 minute before the actual service begins and then you...More

Thank TheWanderingHat
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a corner of the Burg, up a flight of steps. Free entry, but attached Museum has a small charge. This has to be seen for it's spectacular murals - mostly 19th century, although the building itself is much older. Do not miss.

Thank BloomfieldTripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This basilica was beautiful. The Holy Blood of Christ was on display when we went. Off to the side you simply stand in line and then ascend a small platform to get a short glance at the relic. It is definitely worth the time to...More

Thank fireysunrise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tiny church is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. You should definitely pay a visit, it will take no longer than 10-15 minutes and it is totally worth it. It is said that the blood of Jesus is kept here, it is an interesting thing....More

Thank Irina C
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12 October 2017|
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Response from McgBar | Reviewed this property |
Definitely no flash allowed and as far as I could tell you would not be able to take any photos at all of the holy vial itself
22 September 2017|
Response from c1e | Reviewed this property |
The visitbruges.be website states that the veneration of the relic happens daily between 11:30am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm.
Emily K
4 August 2016|
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Response from V8186ACcatherineb | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to get in the church, but a small fee for the museum. There was no queue when I went, afternoon on a Saturday...