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Basilica of the Holy Blood
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Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This neogothic is a nice counterpoint t o all the gothic churches we have been seeing in this country.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

If you are religious, this is NOT to be missed.
If you are not curious, spend your time elsewhere.
The basilica is interesting to see but there are better churches to see in Bruges, like the Jerusalem church which is interesting as it is very unusual. The basilica hosts a vial with Christ's blood (this is what they say, but I am very skeptical about this one) and a line of people forms to get to touch and pray . It is a very holy moment to respect. Photography is allowed (I am very surprised about this, because if you are devoted to Christ you wouldn't like people to be taking photos of you while you are praying, right?)

Thank ColleenCo
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We spent a whole week in Bruges and thoroughly enjoyed it, but our visit here left a bitter taste.We are well seasoned travellers, We speak adequate French, a little Dutch and German and Turkish, but of course Bruges is an international city that welcomes tourists and the locals move from French to dutch to English with such ease that the default language is English.this has never been a problem until we met the very rude and aggressive guy who sold the tickets to the Holy Blood 'Museum'.
We asked for four tickets, in English, to which he aggressively admonished us for presuming he spoke it.....whatever.......I have no idea of his nationality, indeed people often speak to us in Dutch or French, it's just a presumption.If he mans a ticket office of a busy tourist area he really should be used to it...I suggest he change job and get a life...he was so rude it did upset us.
apart from that, the 'museum' can hardly be called that, a 15ft by 15ft room with some of the poorest quality art I have seen, I wouldn't bother.The Church itself is 'interesting' but you do feel as if you are intruding.There are plenty of other places to see in Bruges, we suggest you visit these and put this one at the bottom of the list!

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Just breath taking. We spent almost an hour in the basilica and upstairs museum, so quiet and peaceful

Thank Maureen C
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Really beautiful inside, the walls are painted in rich colours and the stained glass is lovely. Well worth climbing the several flights of stairs to see it.

Thank r0amify0uwantt0
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