Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Burg 13, Brugge, Belgium
Basilica of the Holy Blood - lower chapel
Basilica of the Holy Blood - exterior
Basilica of the Holy Blood - church art in upper chapel
Basilica of the Holy Blood - upper chapel
Basilica of the Holy Blood - entry to lower chapel

Basilica of the Holy Blood Brugge Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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Going up and down to see the difference Mar 14, 2010
Located in Burg Square, the Basilica of the Holy Blood was originally built in the 12th century, and consists of 2 different chapels. They could not look any more different from each other.

One of them is the lower chapel, with its Romanesque style, looks very simple, as there is hardly any church art in it. There was some music playing in the background, which does enhance the feel of the place. And the other being the upper chapel, with its Gothic architecture. This one has a lot more church art, which in itself, is nice to look at.

There is also a Treasury, but that requires separate admission, costing some euros, and not covered by any museum pass. I did not visit this part, so I can’t comment on the actual collection. But I think requiring a fee and not requiring a museum pass would be enough reason not to visit. Someone can correct me if I am wrong in this case.

But entry to the 2 chapels is free, though donations is encouraged. A visit to both chapels is highly recommended, to see the difference in style and how one looks very simple and the other looks very decorative.
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entry to lower chapel
lower chapel
upper chapel
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