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Address: Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A lovely cathedral with a serene feel !

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Somerset, United Kingdom

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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 !

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a wonderful cathedral with wonderful parishioners, plenty of parking and the grounds and inside allow wonderful pictures.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, and it is difficult to imagine that this church was re-built from pretty much scratch after WW1. If you visit to the cloisters ruins you will see a lot of the debris from the original church that they did not use for the rebuild.

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

After visiting In Flander's Fields Museum, we stopped by St. Martin's Cathedral. Even though it was almost completely rebuilt after World War I, it remains a very impressive church. The stained glass is lovely. The west facade was undergoing renovation while we were there, but you could still go inside. The grandeur of this church and the rest of downtown... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This church has a huge tower that is over 100 meters tall. It is not open to the public. Inside the church you will find an intricately carved wooden pulpit. It's two side chapels are wondrous in their own right. One has a breathtaking altar screen dedicated to Our Lady of Thuyne. In the center aisle you have a high... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I loved the architecture and the stained glass windows. It is amazing that it was almost non-existent and rebuilt from nothing after the war.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Opposite the Cathedral, which by comparison is a bit austere, this very small chapel contains walls full of commemorative brass plaques in the memory of students from 100 or more English schools. The chairs are covered in colourful kneelers for prayer. It's worth 10 minutes of anyone's time to seek it out and take in the fellow-feeling from those who... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited the cathedral as part of a short visit to Ypres. Superb building, rebuilt after the 1st World War, with some beautiful stained glass windows.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The cathedral is very peaceful and quiet usually, but at the moment a new coffee shop is being constructed - and why not ?. It has become much more busy since the WW1 centenary, so not quite so tranquil. Worth a visit.

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Address: Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)

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