Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges

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Basilica of the Holy Blood is best known for containing the relic of the Holy Blood, a cloth alleged to have Christ's blood on it. The relic dates to 1150, when Derrick of Alsace, the Count of Flanders, received the relic as a reward for his heroism during the second crusade. Built in the 12th century, this is the only Romanesque-style church in Bruges. The upper chapel has been renovated several times in a Gothic Revival style. Enter the lower chapel to view the ornate naves, sculptures, and relics dedicated to several saints. Climb the Renaissance-style staircase to the upper chapel, where you'll find the relic of the Holy Blood. Plan to visit Basilica of the Holy Blood during your Bruges vacation using our convenient Bruges online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very spiritual place , one of the oldest churches in Bruges. The interior is absolutely amazing, so many intricate details. I was especially impressed by the windows 
    Very spiritual place , one of the oldest churches in Bruges. The interior is absolutely amazing, so many intricate details. I was especially impressed by the windows  more »
  • Wonderful and small basilica. While it is free to enter, there is a fee to get to see the artifacts there which we chose not to do. If you have the time, I would make an effort to visit and enjoy the....  more
    Wonderful and small basilica. While it is free to enter, there is a fee to get to see the artifacts there which we chose not to do. If you have the time, I would make an effort to visit and enjoy the....  more »
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  • Such a serene and peaceful place of worship with rich history and basilica of the holy blood. It gives you emotional uplift to see such a precious relic on view only on Fridays. A place must to pay respect and visit while in Bruges. 🙏🏼
  • Magnificent church housing a relic of a cloth that legend says was used to wash Jesus after he was crucified. It is brought out only at certain times of the day so check that first if you want to see it. The church itself is really beautiful with magnificent stained glass, paintings, artefacts, and architecture

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