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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Burg 13 | Basilica of the Holy Blood, 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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“beautiful church” (198 reviews)
“upper chapel” (52 reviews)
“small donation” (32 reviews)
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Burg 13 | Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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"beautiful church"
in 198 reviews
"upper chapel"
in 52 reviews
"small donation"
in 32 reviews
"glass case"
in 25 reviews
"small church"
in 47 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 149 reviews
"stained glass"
in 42 reviews
"on display"
in 95 reviews
"tucked away"
in 68 reviews
"old church"
in 33 reviews
"free entry"
in 29 reviews
"replica"
in 501 reviews
"vial"
in 211 reviews
"priest"
in 114 reviews
"jesus"
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"prayer"
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Reviewed yesterday

Here they claim to have a small container with Jesus' blood. If you want to see it, be aware of the schedule, it's not exhibited the whole day. The basilica in general is ok, very small and although it's shape it's not common, there is...More

Thank Just_the_Wanderer
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it is pretty small it is worthwhile to visit it. It closes at 5:30 pm. The decorations are impressive.

Thank Patricia F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

only open at certain times of the day. this is an experience that you should take in if you are in Bruges

Thank Clifford Q
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Basilica at 2:00 PM when the glass vial of supposed blood of Jesus Christ brought back during the Crusades. A moving experience where you get to see the glass vial close up.

Thank CoachLo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a weekend and it was pretty busy. There was a very long line to see the vial of Holy Blood (practically all the way to the entrance door) but it did move quickly. No photos are allowed of the relic itself, but...More

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a small interesting church, which houses the Cloth of the Holy Blood , a small piece of ancient cloth encased in a vial which allegedly turns to blood ! Access to the church is via a rather long but wide winding staircase .beautiful vivid red...More

Thank Jan65D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely beautiful for a free tour. The treasury room is definately worth paying for. It offers a humble collection of delicate relics worth seeing. Also the staff is very respectful, as they expect you to show respect for what you see in return.

Thank Sam P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This very small basilica is hidden in a corner of the Burg Square, you will find a little door to enter and discover this little treasure. The insides are pretty dark but this will not stop you from being amazed about the colors and the...More

Thank kattax
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit. It is a bit out if the way. Recommend that you read up before going to visit. Did not go to the museum. Go early or late to avoid tour groups

Thank 17dirkv
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a trip. Free admission to view the relic....great back story if true. Housed behind a glass case with a priest standing guard. Long waiting line but not rushed.

Thank giacomoc753
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Kirbymae13
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
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melazina
22 September 2017|
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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.
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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...
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