Basilica of the Holy Blood (Heilige Bloed Basiliek)-Bruges (Brugge), Belgium: Part 2

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The Chapel of the Holy Blood (Heilige Bloed Basiliek) is where the small vial is kept which is believed to contain a piece of cloth stained with the blood of Christ said to have been wiped from his body by Jeseph of Arimathea, after the crucifixion. It was brought to Bruges in 1150 by the (more…)

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Basilica of the Holy Blood (Heilige Bloed Basiliek)-Bruges (Brugge), Belgium: Part 1

This church is located in the Burg square near the Town Hall. It has two chapels. It has an ornate façade and has some small golden hued statues atop. It is a small chapel. The lower one is the St. Basil (a figure of the Greek church) chapel and a wide staircase leads to the first floor to the chapel of the Holy Blood.  This dates back to (more…)

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