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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%
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Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to visit heard about the holy relic a vile of Christ's blood . beautiful interior and chapel , the silver alter is stunning. There a treasure room that is 2.50 to enter which is fine , inside are the various gold artifacts used...More

Thank dkwilli
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time or money, you don't see a thing. There is no blood to see unless you are 10 feet tall and can see over the velvet ropes. It's just a church. This is a borderline scam.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I asked and they weren't impressed! If you believe in this sort of thing I guess it's ok, but I think that it's a waste of a lovely building

Thank Corvid99
Reviewed 16 April 2016

In spite of the number of people in the basilica when we visited, it was still peaceful and you felt able to sit and reflect whilst listening to the music that was being played. This church is stunning - the painted walls and stained glass...More

Thank Debbie_Smith1963
Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you want to see the blood of Jesus then this is the place to stop. For an extra 10E you can pay to see his blood and receive a blessing from the priest. The vial is only out on a few occasions, but the...More

Thank rbsilver
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Beautiful little chapel on the West side of the Burg. Lovely interior, peaceful and serene away from the hustle and bustle.

Thank judithWirral
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The church itself is beautiful and I really enjoyed walking around and just sitting and enjoying it. There was a school group there at the same time as me and they were great- very silent and respectful. However one particular lady who works there (the...More

Thank Scarlett G
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is a church where they have a vial containing the cloth with Christ's blood on it. You go into the church and one by one you can stand up by the vial. They ask for a donation and you can touch the box that...More

Thank tgmcgill
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church & small museum attached. Staff very nice. You don't need long here to see this but do have some quiet moments in the church

Thank louloucakes_13
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Lovely place to visit, glorious stained glass windows and interesting history. Very peaceful and a nice way to spend a few moments lighting a candle for a loved one. A must visit.

Thank Oxfordstudent1
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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...
1 April 2015|
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Response from romazzino | Reviewed this property |
I was just there last month and as my hotel was around the corner an early morning visit was great about 9am. Visit the relics room, small but very beautiful. If you have not chosen a hotel and need one. Grand Hotel... More
Kieron D
21 January 2015|
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Response from jamesandrewmcdonald | Reviewed this property |
No. There was no fee. You can make a donation but there is no compulsion. The church is beautiful. Enjoy.