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

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A truly beautiful building.

I truly beautiful building; flute music as playing during my visit which added to the atmosphere. I couldn't get over that this is a rebuild; the original was destroyed in WW1... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I truly beautiful building; flute music as playing during my visit which added to the atmosphere. I couldn't get over that this is a rebuild; the original was destroyed in WW1. The original building was painstakingly reconstructed, and there are relics on display recovered from the original building. A must see attraction for anyone visiting Ypres.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Some of the roof is being repaired along with one steeple - but that should be finished by May 2015. The inside is warm and friendly with beautiful stained glass

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

While visiting Ypres and the many Cemeteries and memorials in the area, we walked around the town square after finding that the In Flanders Field museum was alas closed, we found ourselves outside this Cathedral. So we opened the door and fund ourselves inside an amazing building. It is beautiful inside, with many side chapels and memorials. It is a... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you are visiting the In Flanders Field Museum do not forget to go next door to see the cathedral. The building is very impressive although at present one spire is down on the ground for repair. The inside is very spacious and light and there is a "bomb" hanging above the nave to remind you of its past destruction.

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Datchet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful Cathedral to visit anyway. But also a great concert venue, as we saw Michael Morpurgo, Virginia Mc Kenna and Coope, Boyes & Simpson perform the WW1 Concert of "The Best Christmas Present In The World". Very poignant given the season, the month and the year in this very special place of our history of the 20th century.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

During the WWI the town of Ypres suffered dreadful damage from bombing, The cathedral was totally destroyed as well as most of the town. The people of Ypres decided to rebuild their houses in their former style & the cathedral was finished in 1930. The bell-tower was completed in 1934. The cathedral has some lovely stained glass. Be sure to... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Although visiting again this year I was lucky enough to be present at a commemorative concert in November 2013, which will stay in my memory for ever. This beautiful building is well worth visiting when in the town. It is hard to appreciate that it was rebuilt after the devastation of WW1.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you are in the vicinity this is a must. Immaculate and awe-inspiring internally and externally. Marvellous - not to be missed.

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Kitchener
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

St. Martin’s is a church and once was a cathedral. It was the seat of the former diocese of Ypres from late 1500s to the early 1800s. The building started in 1230 and finished in 1370 but it was heavily damaged in World War I. The reconstruction of the church started in 1922 and took eight years. It’s a pleasant... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A must-see when you visit Ypres. Fantastic photo opportunities. Even on a rainy day! Ample parking right around it and a walkway through to the market square. Lots of dining and souvenir places in the Square. Easy to locate.

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