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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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Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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Thailand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Ireland
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302 reviews 302 reviews
242 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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281 helpful votes 281 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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