Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges, Belgium
There are two parts in this basilica; the lower part, St. Basil’s chapel which is very plain and simple, the upper part is more colorful, bright and stunningly beautiful. A silver tabernacle from 1611 houses a sacred vessel that is believed to contain a few drops of Christ’s blood and water washed from the body of Christ by Joseph.
This vessel was brought here from Jerusalem in 1150. It is paraded through the city every year and the residents there take part in the procession dressed as knights and crusaders. This church is definitely worth a visit. No photography was allowed inside. I have the photos here of just the exteriors.