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

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Welcoming warm atmosphere

Pop in the St. Martin Cathedral when in Ypres. You will not regret it. The Cathedral is a stunner from the outside but inside you'll find a welcoming warm atmosphere. It feels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Naomi129
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Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pop in the St. Martin Cathedral when in Ypres. You will not regret it. The Cathedral is a stunner from the outside but inside you'll find a welcoming warm atmosphere. It feels really warm and although I'm an atheist, I felt welcomed. Great black and white tiling, stone walls and celing and different styles of stone glass window. Take a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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171 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We always visit old Churches when they are available. This church was beautiful and worth a quick visit.

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Thank travelgirl201077
Brussels
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650 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The church is very close to the market square and so very convenient to visit. There a lot of things to see inside but also the exterior is impressive with a big tower.

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Thank Rosario_it
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A lovely cathedral and I would recommend visiting if ever you go to Ypres. The music was playing when we went in and it was very relaxing, great for silent reflection. There's so much to look at including relics and beautiful windows, well worth a visit!

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Thank Hannah C
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This high gothic cathedral was fully destroyed by German artillery from October 1914 till September 1918. This massive building has been fully restored during late 1920s and 1930s. Inside a lot of paintings that were saved before total destruction a kept in Paris during the WW1. Aside the high gothic architecture one will see inside the British Army stained glass... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

It's big and the architecture is quite something. However it's all a bit low key. It's not very elaborate or ornate and when we were there we were the only ones present. No guidebooks, information, cafe, opportunity to buy stuff to support the building - all things which would are ever present in all British cathedrals. Didn't stay long -... More 

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Thank Steve C
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A reviewer was disappointed to hear no music in the cathedral. Well, we were lucky to wander into the building as a service was starting and we stayed through the whole Mass even though we don't understand a word of Flemish. And it was the organ that kept us there. What a fantastic instrument! And the lengthy voluntary at the... More 

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Thank Ken T
Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, a must see when you are staying in Ypres. The church was rebuilt after World War I. Saint Martin's Catheral actually is no longer a cathedral, but it still feels like one.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

At the time of our visit, a big Rock Concert was setting up to play that night and there was a lot of noisy preparation of food and drink stalls plus audio testing immediately in front of the cathedral. Inside all was tranquil and the background choir music was beautiful. It is a great pity that more churches do not... More 

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Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Cathedral is very airy with many beautiful objects in and around the Altar. It was destroyed in WW1 and has been rebuilt to such a standard that it seems several hundred of years old. While it is not of the standard of some of the great churches of France and Belgium it is still worth a visit if you... More 

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