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Basilica of the Holy Blood
Ranked #10 of 124 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

If you are religious and want to lay your hands on a possible relic, join the queue.
The inside of the chapel was very ornate.

Thank TonyF1962
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We spent some time visiting the Basilica of Holy Blood in Bruges during our single day trip. The outside front entry didn't look like a typical large church. Although this was not like the other big churches you see in European countries, it definitely had its own character. This was quite a beautiful church inside. We saw the cloth that claimed to have Jesus blood. There was no entry fee for this church.

Thank Tobbie888
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I hate lines but I decided to wait in one here and it's worth it. The architecture inside is incredible: stained glass, high ceilings and murals. Plus the real highlight of the attraction is getting to touch the vial of Jesus's blood (which you have to pay for but it's worth it). I'm glad I stopped in.

Thank Sal_Paradise767
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Very old church where a vial of Jesus is kept. You line up a say a short in front of vial. The outside of the Baslica as a very interesting facade black and gold

Thank mtr1945
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is a small and beautifully appointed church. The outside is just so beautiful but the main draw is the vial of Christ’s blood. I’m sorry, but I’m not drinking the kool aid on this story. Definitely something I will need to do a bit more research on before I could truly say I saw Christ’s blood.

Thank IndySig
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