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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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Basilica of the Holy Blood Reviews
Wonderful historic site with the relic truly important for Christianity next to ancient town square and completely free so shouldn't be missed. more »
Beautiful basilica with painted walls and columns. Beautiful stained glass windows and altarpieces. Well-recommended. Do visit the small museum too: well worth it. more »
A very calm, serene, and nice church. It's quite beautiful, and I agree, you do not have to have a religious background to visit. Here you can see a rare relic of the blood of Christ on a small piece of cloth. They have a father in an altar showing the relic. You can make a donation if you want to the church before walking up the altar. They also have a small room with other items but I think you have to pay to see them.
A truly beautiful location. Regardless of your race or religion, seeing one of the world’s holiest sites is a special experience regardless of where you come from. I would highly recommend this place to any traveller.
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