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

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A beautiful church

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Aylesbury
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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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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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Tring
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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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