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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love love loved this church. The architecture is beautifully designed. You have the romanesque and the gothic style. They have a 5 minute ceremony in many different languages about the vial of Jesus's blood which you can walk up on the alter alone and pay...More

Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A Roman Catholic minor basilica with a sample of the blood of Jesus Christ. The basilica is pretty small but richly decorated. It's on the second floor of the building. No entrance fee to see the sample but to enter the treasury.

Thank Il J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In the Burg Square, look for the corner building with the gold knights. The history of the church is fascinating and well worth a visit. Be sure to visit both the upper and lower story. You have to enter each level separately from outside.

Thank denisetraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very decorative basilica that houses the only sample of the blood of Christ. It's proctected by a member of the clergy but you can go very close if you provide a small donation. Very fascinating to see and worth the visit if in Bruges...More

Thank jennieg119
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the trip to this historical site and the surrounding activities. My kids also found it worth the visit.

Thank Roelof_4x4Medic
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, it's advertised as being in the museum when in fact it's in the church. Don't get sucked into paying an entrance fee for the museum when you can see it at the church. It almost didn't look real. The ambiance of the place...More

Thank SnadraMae
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got very lucky and were visiting Bruges at a time when the Holy Blood was on display. The display was very tasteful and well done. Like about every aspect of every religion one needs the faith to believe. Thanks for reading. If you’ve found...More

Thank dskid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting a holy site, but instead found a tourist trap. There were recorded announcements playing in both chapels. It totally ruined the atmosphere. But, what can you expect of a place decorated with depictions of the crusades? As a person of faith, I...More

Thank Afrobison
Reviewed 1 week ago

The one thing you can always count on when you visit a Medieval city is the creepy religious relic. In Bruges it is found in the Basilica of the Holy Blood. And with a name like that, you know that it’s gotta be good and...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church has historical significance and is worth a short visit to see the interior and, if religious, to see the relic on display. Donations are encouraged (and perhaps expected, so have a few coins available if you want to see the relic).

Thank RichT529
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Emily K
3 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...
1 April 2015|
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Response from romazzino | Reviewed this property |
I was just there last month and as my hotel was around the corner an early morning visit was great about 9am. Visit the relics room, small but very beautiful. If you have not chosen a hotel and need one. Grand Hotel... More
Kieron D
21 January 2015|
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Response from jamesandrewmcdonald | Reviewed this property |
No. There was no fee. You can make a donation but there is no compulsion. The church is beautiful. Enjoy.