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Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Make Basilica of the Holy Blood part of your personalized Bruges itinerary using our Bruges holiday planner.
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It was so nice to be around and explore this place.. The Architecture is so beautiful and charming..
assez époustouflant par sa richesse de l'or partout mais une architecture tres belle bien sûr un lieu de recueillement mais beaucoup de beautés à découvrirpretty amazing by its wealth of gold everywhere but a very beautiful course architecture a place of meditation, but a lot of beauty to discovershow original
A truly unique building. Well worth going to visit while in bruges. Worth visiting in summer or winter.
Very pretty church. Entrance is free, you can see the Holy blood with an arbitrary donation. There is a treasure room that you have to get tickets for.
A must see, very lovely and spiritual
Very nice atmosphere, amazing architecture. For a donation you can go up and take a look at the vial with the blood. Looked like a meatloaf to me, would look again.
Nice place with lot of history. Even for not religious, it's worth a visit.
Nice and unique place to see
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