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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Ranked #14 of 29 Attractions in Ieper (Ypres)
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Pwllheli, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I must confess the scaffolding outside and works going on do tend to disfigure the exterior of this magnificent church but the interior is a joy to behold. Go and visit, you'll not be disappointed.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Really amazing building if you consider it was reduced to the ground during WW1. Well worth a few moments of contemplation during a busy schedule.

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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There were a number of exhibits here when we visited. A must see. The exhibits were moving and the setting, in the church, made them that much more.

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New Orleans
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Cathedral rebuilt after World War I. Beautiful church. A nice place to visit while in Ypres, Belgium.

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Thailand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a lovely church that was painstakingly reconstructed after the war, and it was fascinating to see the dramatic and innovative art pieces throughout the building (the centenary exhibit, called Tempus Horribilis, lasts from June 14-Oct 19, 2014, I think). it's remarkable that such a modern and innovative exhibition would be allowed in such an old, hallowed space, and... More

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A lovely cathedral, that like the great Cloth Hall, was totally damaged in WW1. There is some beautiful glass, and interesting monuments. There was also an art exhibition when I visted regarding the centenary of the Great War.

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Hobart, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This church is a beautiful one to visit when you are in Ypres, tranquil, and a poignant reminder of WW1. Some of the remnants of the ruined church are by the side, and the new one was constructed after the war using original plans - amazing determination

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not a massive building but well worth a visit as it just feels so good, big enough to impress but small enough to feel personal, wonderful colours in the stained glass.

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Ireland
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255 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As with most of the town, this outstanding cathedral was severely damaged during WW1. It was magnificently rebuilt according to original plans, and interestingly with a taller spire. The nave is splendid with a marvellous vista leading to the high altar. The columns and arches are striking. The stained glass windows were gleaming in the sunshine. There are a number... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I'm catholic and have to attend Sunday mass even while on holiday. Therefore made the decision to go to the 11:00 mass on Sunday the 13th of July. The church was stunning, honestly one of the most beautiful churches I've seen. And the priests were so kind even though they spoke no english. The mass was in Flemish which I... More

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