We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
Improve this listing
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 97 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Too many memorials for my liking.

It's a beautiful building and obviously well cared for, but it felt like a museum, not a place of worship. And why no music playing? That always adds to atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Reiver44
,
Carlisle, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Ieper (Ypres)

Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

One of the amazing rebuilt buildings in Ypres. They have lots of exhibits for the 100th anniversary of the war, especially art exhibits. But compared with other cathedrals I'd have to call it average.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's a beautiful building and obviously well cared for, but it felt like a museum, not a place of worship. And why no music playing? That always adds to atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Interesting cathedral but was closed the first time we went to look around it with no obvious indication of when it would be open and then when we did get in a rather officious woman shooed us out as they wanted to close again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erskine, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
142 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This cathedral is breathtaking in its beauty and serenity. Considering the fate of Ieper during World War 1 it is staggering to believe that such peace can be possible. Saint Martin's, like so much of Ieper, needs to be seen to be believed. No photograph does justice to the magnificence of Saint Martin's.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
167 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The cathedral was under serious reconstruction at the time of our visit, however the inside and out was beautiful with a real presence. The damage that this church suffered during World War 1 almost flattened the church, however the rebuild has provided a real place of worship with many of the relics left from the war period on display. Close... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
483 reviews
343 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The inside architecture is as beautiful as the outside. The location is behind the market square. Outside they are busy with reconstruction of the broken tower. When you're inside, take a sit for a while and you will feel the quietness and calmness in yourself. It worth visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotland
Level Contributor
247 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you are in Ypres, then take the time to drop in here. Lovely exterior and interior, with many artefacts and memorial items that reflect the significance of this town during World War One.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A very serene and beautiful place, peaceful and well worth a visit. You can also light a candle for those you wish to remember. The cathedral is sited just off the market square behind the "Cloth Hall" (Lakenhalle) and the Flanders Museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
206 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If in Ypres, you must have a walk around this cathedral - it is very imposing from the outside, yet when you walk in, it feels very warm and friendly - a great place to sit and collect your thoughts !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

took a visit in here when visiting In Flanders Fields museum and was stunned by the interior, it is undergoing remedial work but still amazing

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Saint Martin's Cathedral also viewed

Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
 
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
 

Been to Saint Martin's Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Saint Martin's Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?