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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Ranked #14 of 31 attractions in Ieper (Ypres)
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Attended Mass which was as expected. A beautiful place of worship lovingly restored but not a dead shrine. Bold in contemporary exhibition, beautiful glass and a fine organ

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We enjoyed looking around before having some food and meeting up again with geocachers from around the world to join together with hundreds more attending the special Last Post Ceremony. A wreath was placed on behalf of the international Geocaching Community. The whole building, inside and out was absolutely amazing and overwhelming. Great to see the amount of dedication and... More

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Buderim, Australia
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415 reviews 415 reviews
238 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was a nice cathedral to walk around and very uncrowded. Again the cathedral was re build after WW1 which is amazing.

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manchester
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A great cathedral, very accessible to tourists and some lovely things. The organist plays the Carillon on Saturdays plus he plays the smaller organ some days in the early afternoon for an hour.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Most European towns/cities you go to, the main cathedral in the centre of town is full of tourists who just want to see what the inside looks like. My wife and I went to St Martin's cathedral on a Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and both times it was virtually empty. Inside the cathedral is huge and there is a... More

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Wimborne Saint Giles, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Glorious Cathedral with some facinating and very beautiful features. Biggest organ I have seen for many a year and would love to hear it played. Huge painting of the earlier siege of the town is worth studying (the Brits have been there before) and gives you some context of the wider and very rich history of the town.

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Essex
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28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

In complete contrast to the Anglican chapel just over the road, this huge edifice shows the wealth that Ieper once generated and displayed through its buildings. Well worth popping in to see with many interesting nooks and crannies and a lovely Rose window.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It is hard to believe that this cathedral and the town of Ieper were reduced to rubble during the first world war. It is wonderful that the decision was made to reconstruct church and town so that they look just as they would have done before their devastation. A fitting tribute to the resilience of the Belgium people, military and... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

That this church was fully rebuild after the First World War is an incredible testament to the belgiums and the craftsmen. Stunning stained glass and a brutal picture of Catholics being murdered makes this well worth a visit.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
71 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lovely church with fantastic stained glass. Quite simple but exceedingly beautiful . Enjoy the atmosphere and remember that it was completely rebuilt after World War One.

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