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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (193 reviews)
“upper chapel” (48 reviews)
“small donation” (25 reviews)
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Burg 13, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 67 92
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful historic serenity in the corner of the busy Burgh (spelling) . No matter what faith you are or even agnostic it would be hard not to find some spiritual peace here .

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This hidden treasure is worthy of a visit. The medieval Basilica is incredible as is the thought that it contains the holy blood. This can be viewed at various times of the day. Its free and worthy of a visit by anyone irrespective of your...More

Thank apache2149
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit when in bruges not much to look at before you go in, but spectacular once you get inside.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were just wandering around and this is in the city square, so ended up going in. Found it a quiet place to sit and think.

Thank Elsie H
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the outside, the Basilica may seem underwhelming or unimpressive, but the actual chapel and hall is a sight worth the short climb - beautiful and imposing, but inspiring and awesome in the religious and classical sense. Viewing for the famous vial of blood is...More

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not to be missed. It was included in my walking tour, a place that definitely should be viewed for the artistry and history.

Thank caramello51
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a breathtaking, must see experience while in Bruges. The artwork adorning the walls of the church was incredible, and the vivid colours of the stained glass windows looked beautiful in this atmospheric, historic place of worship. Although the...More

Thank Ross-Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

One could not be but struck by the sheer holiness and tranquility that permeated this shrine. You could feel it in all your senses. Even the most hard-hearted individual would feel something of its atmospheric impact. It is said that the small gilded box here...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off the Bourg next to the City Hall and the Palace of Justice you can access this ancient but beautiful Basilica of the Holy Blood The stained glass is amazing and the sun shine made it all the more special. Expect queues, but be...More

Thank 23Mikey23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a spiritual place and people make a pilgrimage to see the vial of the blood of christ. Keep in mind, you cannot get very close to it and it is a piece of clothe that is said to be stained with the blood...More

Thank Matt and Dee De... G
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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.
Emily K
4 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...