The biblical and historic evocation is well known as the religious procession which originated as a purely religious expression at the end of the thirteenth century. It has formed part of the city of Bruges’ rich history since that time. The Procession of the Holy Blood is included on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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The Procession of the Holy Blood takes place annually on Ascension Day. In 2019, the procession will take place on Thursday 30th May 2018.
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The Procession of the Holy Blood goes through Bruges’ city centre streets. Please note: local roadworks have resulted in a different route for 2018! Take a look at the changes on the map.
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Soldiers of the Roman platoon (group 22) provide the communication image for edition 2018 of the Procession of the Holy Blood. The platoon of Roman soldiers surrounds the statue of the ‘Ecce homo’ (1900), a statue that is venerated in the basilica of the Holy Blood.
You can take place anywhere you like along the route. You do not need to buy a ticket and can simply choose your own preferred place. Watching the procession pass by is free.
Would you like to watch the procession pass by from a bench or the stands? Then you will need to purchase a ticket.
|Reserved / numbered seats|
|€ 12,00 p/p
€ 4,00 p/p
|Groups (20+ people)|
|€ 10,75 p/p
€ 3,50 p/p
Tickets for the stands and benches can be purchased online in advance. You also can reach Tourist Info ‘t Zand (Concertgebouw), Mo-Sa: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Su and public holidays (30 May): 10 a.m.-2 p.m., & Tourist Office Markt (Historium), Mo-Su: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.