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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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“beautiful church” (198 reviews)
“upper chapel” (49 reviews)
“small donation” (30 reviews)
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Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

God bless you everywhere and every time ... I went there and there was some services going on .. I didn't spent much time but the interior was aowsome!

1  Thank Faris A
Reviewed 8 September 2016

First you have to enter the lower chapel of Saint Basil, more sombre, then go upstairs, to the upper chapel, the Basilica of the Holy Blood.The relic of the Holy Blood is displayed each Friday, before and after the mass, to be venerated by the...More

1  Thank Angoralady
Reviewed 8 September 2016

They say that a drop of Jesus holy blood is housed inside this Basilica. Most of this church is accessible and free. From the square this is the oldest building dating back to the medieval time and it almost looks out of place in comparison....More

1  Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Its the blood of Christ...Of course you don't have to..good if its your thing !!! But shhhhh we got told off for smiling as well.

Thank Steven30ju
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is one of the places a visitor of Bruges should visit. Certainly a wonderful experience is the friday mass. In here they keep some bloodsamples of Jesus Christ. Mavellous wall paintings!

1  Thank direst
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Up the winding wooden staircase and through the heavy doors, the colours and grandeur of this church invites visitors in. A significant pilgrimage site, it is believed that the precious blood of Jesus is contained here and at the times advertised downstairs, visitors can approach...More

1  Thank JDLOA
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Inside and outside is really beautiful and free to go into the majority of it. The town are especially proud of it and it's a really colourful church. As other reviews have mentioned there is a bit of pressure to give a donation when seeing...More

Thank Jess2114
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Ok this is a free event though there is a small 1 room museum costing €2.50. Im not catholic and it didn't matter. To view the holy blood required a donation but tgat didn't matter. The devotion of some of the patrons elevated this to...More

Thank stevehe159
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The church is a treat, nice stained glass windows and awesome roof. If you don't mind a few of the insensitive tourists, this is such a nice place to sit in a calm environment even for a non religious person

1  Thank ajnambiar
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We loved this experience and were able to see the holy blood vial and participate in the ceremony. Well worth the wait.

1  Thank Anne C
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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...