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“Beautiful basilica”

Basilica of the Holy Blood
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Bruges Highlights Private Tour with a Local
Ranked #8 of 152 things to do in Bruges
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Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful basilica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Worth a visit, whatever your beliefs. There are two chapels both free to enter: the lower,very simple Romanesque and the upper, ornately crafted with every inch covered with lovingly executed artwork, sculpture, needlework and stained glass. The relic in its glass case can be venerated after mass in the mornings and on some afternoons. On Ascension Day it is carried through the strees as part of a huge parade with over 3000 locals taking part re-enacting historical scenes and stories from the Bible.There is also a small museum with a €2 charge - for more info about the museum click on the museum icon on their webpage.

NB check opening - closed at lunchtimes.

Visited November 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Even being from Bruges I found this worth at least one visit. And not just because I share the first name with the former 'owner' :-)
Nice peace of history to see.

Visited February 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful and serene”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

It could have been the gluwein I'd just sipped on outside, but I was very moved inside the church.
The stained glass window on the back wall is just beautiful, and it's free into the church so it's definitely worth going to see.

Visited November 2013
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Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Holy Blood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Don't miss. It is quite unique. Two level chapel. Lower romanesque upper neo-gothic. Good place to meditate whatever your believes are. Very interesting staircase not very old but a nice piece of craftmanship. Museum is not free.

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

As a Catholic this visit was a must! I was absolutely Amazed! There is a treasure room which was €1 and a donation is expected to go and see the Holy Blood! The Church itself was wonderful.
Have to be aware of opening times as it closes for lunch etc.,

Visited November 2013
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