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Basilica of the Holy Blood

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“beautiful church”(217 reviews)
“upper chapel”(55 reviews)
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the chaple. Very small, very basic, very dark and atmospheric, in total contrast to the other churches in and around Brugges.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very ornate church, with a Priest on a raised area with the vial of the blood of Christ. To light a candle take a spill not turn one upside down to light it from another or you will be hissed at! I found no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leoba32
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even if you aren’t a religious person, this is a must. There is so much history here, all the staff were very knowledgeable. We had the chance to say a prayer with the vial of Christ’s blood, then sit for a while in silence. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jodarbbren
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lot of people flock to this church in the centre of Bruges’ old town in order to witness the vial said to contain Christ’s blood - but even if you’re not religious, it’s worth a visit just for the architectural design, both inside and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank steve_vstheworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little church not too far from the center of town. There was a little line to see the vial of holy blood and you're expected to give a little donation.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarkCromwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is a decent small chruch. The entrance is free besides a small donation to see christ's blood. Besides the main attraction, not much to see. Do visit to satisfy your curiosity, but the visit will likely be short.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jayesh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little church, only real interesting part was the blood of Christ on the cloth which the old nun was showing. Didn’t do museum, Brugge has a bad habit of charging for items that should be free. Is this a must see? A maybe

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TonyParFoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Should be seen in Brugge... The Consecration is very charming which you can attend at 12:00 a.m. .....

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EnginE315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a Basilica with a Holy Relic I was shocked at how understated the entrance was. Strange entrance up a stair well. It was definitely overshadowed by the city hall. I walked in and walked right up to the relic without waiting. I was so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chakalkar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This basilica is a hidden gem, make sure to go inside while in Bruges. It is located and a 2nd floor so go upstairs

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jcisinthehouse
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11 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
21 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
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...