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Bruges - Brugge, Belgium - Holy Blood Procession

ABOVE: Holy Blood Procession in May (see link below).

Shopping

Bruges is well-supplied with tourist shops for every taste, including many chocolate shops. There's no need to list them here; the town is compact enough that you'll find plenty of shopping opportunities on your own. However, we will mention one business that's unique and deserves a plug:

Slabbinck
If you're an archbishop in the market for new vestments or a clergyman in search of a chalice, this is the place to come. Visitors with a taste for ecclesiastical needlework are also welcome at the atelier, whose clients have included Pope John Paul II
.

Events

Procession of the Holy Blood
Every May, some 1,500 Bruges citizens (many in medieval costume) take part in this mile-long religious procession that dates back to the year 1150.

Cactus Musikcentrum
Check the calendar for rock concerts and festivals in or around Bruges.

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