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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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

The holy bloodchapel , can you visit every day,its the plac where dy keep the relekwi with the holy blood ,that came to Bruge in 1305&since that date comes 1in the yaer out the chapel in may with the holyblood procesion

Thank Xavier V
Reviewed 30 January 2016

If you believe in Jesus Christ history, you must visit this Church. Beside the beauty, if you visit during the correct time of the day, you can venerate the relic of the Precious Blood.

Thank Jose Eduardo S
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Fascinating place. The most beautiful stained glass windows. A church absolutely Ozzie g history and cgaracter

Thank kimatkn
Reviewed 25 January 2016

You go inside, enter the Basilica, and make your way to the Holy Blood. Honestly, I got more ecstatic from looking at the Mona Lisa for 30 seconds before being choke holded by the security at the Louvre for looking too long. I mean, do...More

Thank Piotr1369
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The church is beautiful and you can walk past one of the priests in a processional to view Christ's drop of blood if you like. Don't try taking photos as I was scolded by one of the priests. This was a first for me as...More

Thank lynetteag128
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Very interesting church with a lovely tranquil atmosphere. Impressive architecture and lots of beautiful decoration to look at.

Thank Moonflower3
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

The entire time spent here felt reverent and touching. Inspiring at and clearly well done works. According to our walking tour guide, at least one of the masterpieces is in its original hung spot, very rare for things hung prior to the war(s). Looking at...More

Thank ezsurfer
Reviewed 21 January 2016

worth visiting if just to see the phial containing the Holy Blood which is on display every Friday Morning and can be kissed as it is held in a priests hand. But one must climb up some stairs to reach the Chapel which contains the...More

Thank gentenaar2013
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic art work and an interesting piece of religious history. Set in a beautiful square with lots of other interesting buildings to visit whilst your there

Thank Jenny J
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Interesting and well organised attraction. Quiet a few steps but I think there was a lift. Can't remember how much a ticket was but reasonable price or I wouldn't have gone i !

Thank Davet58
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Emily K
Do I need to book to attend? Is there usually queues? Best time to visit?
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...
Hello, can anyone tell me if there is a specific day or time to see the Holy Blood? Their website doesn't give any information on it and I've read a lot of conflicting answers. Thanks!
2 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
Is there an entrance fee?
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.