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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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