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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  • The building is located in the Burg Square, a little hidden, has in the lower part a small church and in the upper is the basilica, which bears the name of Holy Blood due to an existing ampoule with blood of Christ, which can touch for 2 euros, "there is no proof of the truthfulness ". The basilica is beautiful and large, its access is by a curved staircase.
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  • Placed over the square, this is a very beautiful building and a great interior reminding the medieval times. Worth a stop during your walk.  more »
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  • Small but beautiful church. Too much focused in the black sausage they call a relic. If you are Catholic and very religious maybe it is a wonderful experience. I don't think so
  • Small but nice church. Biggest "highlight" is a small piece of canvases supposedly with the blood of Christ. Very religious and calm place with mystic atmosphere.
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