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Basilica of the Holy Blood: Tours & Tickets

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This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
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Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This gorgeous almost hidden church in Burg Square embodies the evangelical spirit of the Renaissance. Stop in the lower chapel before going up the stairs to the bright Gothic style upper chapel, where the venerated relic of the Holy Blood is held in the tabernacle..

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cindyp_nola
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was said as a "must so it". Well, I may admite it worths: this sacrwd location embodies well enough rhe evangelical spirit of Renaissance.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marian P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as a 'must do' thing while in Bruges. Let me just say, it certainly is a must see! It's a gorgeous church, even though its quite hidden. It's located behind the town hall, to the side almost in a corner. We climbed...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Brussels Grand Central Train Station to Brugge early Wednesday morning, it is cheap and fast (just 1 hr. 15 min aprox.). I recommend downloading the SNCB app to buy the tickets, keep track of the trains and platforms where they will depart/arrive....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Jonnatan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I't a must! Wonderful architecture, legendary Crist Blood relic. Not easy to find, you have to go through some kind of secret passage to the upper floor where the basilic is located. I reccomend morning hours - you can witness an adoration ceremony when the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lolamonter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to go to Mass at the small church downstairs. There are two churches within the structure. We didn't realize they show the Relic within the church upstairs the first day. We went back several days later and it was a very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nancy Beth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful church, we spent a quiet half hour just wandering around and taking in the beauty of the artwork and stained glass windows. A must see if visiting Bruges.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jessicahb_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to enter. Make sure you visit the upper and lower chapels. The lower is darker and focuses on the suffering of Jesus, the upper is a riot of colour and light

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KAW687
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside the building is very beautiful and interesting. I can’t deny that. It all went down hill from there however. We went inside 5 minutes before they bring the cloth out and took a seat. The priest brings the glass vessel in carried...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank drewedmin999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilica is really two churches. The lower/ ground floor church is dark and atmospheric. The upper church is accessed by a separate staircase outside. It’s a pre- Raphelite dream with stunning painted surfaces. We were lucky enough to visit while the vial of Holy...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Frisco O
25 April 2019|
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Response from Robcee1 | Reviewed this property |
Between about 10-12 and about 2-4 I can’t remember exactly. The times were slightly different from the guide book we had so it’s worth checking beforehand. There’s a board outside the chapel. If you get there with little... More
12 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
22 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.