The small Basilica of the Holy Blood is a real showstopper in Bruges. Originally the private chapel to the Count of Flanders, the Basilica houses a relic allegedly containing the blood of Christ. The Neo-Gothic interior, with its stained glass windows and colorful murals, are absolutely beautiful.
Opening Hours: Thu-Tue 9:30am-12pm, 2-5pm
Address: 13 Burg, 8000 Bruges, Belgium +32 50 33 67 92
A less conventional choice, the church constructed by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh is perhaps not a church in the traditional sense of the word, but it pays homage to the typical parochial church and questions the traditional function of a church. In any case, visitors will definitely experience a sense of awe, as the church is completely see-through from certain angles, blending into the landscape in a mesmerizing manner.
Opening Hours: 24/7
Address: 2 Grootloonstraat, Borgloon, Belgium
By Stephanie Benoit