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

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Fine cathedral

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had to find a specific place in Ieper, and our maps were too large scale. We parked next to a beautiful building [St Martin's Cathedral] where there were timber frame repairs to delicate spires and roof decorations. My son is a Timber framer, and he looked at the job, and said it was interesting what the framers were doing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very interesting, beautifully kept. Lots to see and read, undergoing some renovation work at present

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Cropston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

tucked away off the Market Square the Cathedral offers an oasis of calm to reflect on the pain and suffering experienced by the people of this area. It offers strength, peace and beauty.

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

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