Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Basilica of the Holy Blood

Also known as Basilique du Saint-Sang, Heilig-bloedbasiliek

Bruges, Arrondissement Brugge, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), 8000 Belgium
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The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a Roman-Catholic basilica.

Originally built as the chapel of the Count of Flanders, the church houses a relic of the Holy Blood allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea, brought from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace. Built between 1134 and 1157, it was promoted to minor basilica in 1923.

It is located in the Burg square and consists of a lower and upper chapel. The lower chapel dedicated to Saint Basil the Great is a Romanesque structure that remains virtually unchanged. The venerated relic is in the upper chapel, which was rebuilt in the Gothic style during the 16th century and renovated multiple times during the 19th century in Gothic Revival style.


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GPS Coordinates: 51.20817, 3.22672

  • Added: 22 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #639532