Church of the Holy Blood has a remnant of the holy blood of Jesus Christ. Legend says that after the crucifixion, St. Joseph of Arimathea, wiped the blood and body Savior kept his clothes. These clothes have left the Holy Land until the Second Crusade, when King of Jerusalem, Baldwin III, and gave the brother or the Count of Flanders, Diederik van de Elzas. Count Saviour brought clothes with blood on 7 April 1150 and placed her in a chapel he built a square Burg.
Holy Blood Church consists of a Romanesque chapel (ground) and a Gothic chapel (upstairs). The two levels could not be more different, lower level Romanian being austere with few decorations and the floor is alive, full of color and detail.
The two chapels are linked by a staircase of bricks, which starts from the front to the market. The stairs were built in 1533 in the Romanian style but were demolished during the French occupation. Were rebuilt in the nineteenth century.
By Maria Morari
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