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Address: Tournai, Belgium
Phone Number: 003269222045
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Do visit, even though it is undergoing restoration.

At first we were disappointed to see so much scaffolding, and to be restricted to certain parts of the building, but there is still plenty to marvel at. The Romanesque nave is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2016
Andrew S
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed as only part of the Cathedral was open. Theres a lot of building work going on and it won't be finished anytime soon. However once in you have pay to enter the Treasure room but well worth it, theres a display of priceless artifacts, which include Thoma A'Becketts gown, along with wonderful pieces of art.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 12th century gem of medieval architecture with five massive towers. Currently receiving a full stonework clean up but still worth an internal visit which encompasses a fascinating collection of ancient church vestments

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral is supposed to be beautiful. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, it has been under restoration for many years, so you have only partial access to the interior and the exterior is almost completely covered by scaffoldings. You can opt to visit the nearby Bell Tower, which offers wonderful views.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

At first we were disappointed to see so much scaffolding, and to be restricted to certain parts of the building, but there is still plenty to marvel at. The Romanesque nave is still viewable - an amazing structure, and one of the aisles has Benin left as dug by the archaeologists showing the foundations of earlier churches and cathedrals, as... More 

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Thank Andrew S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

While the cathedral may be undergoing restoration, it is still a must see. Arrive with enough time to see the exhibit in the back.

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Thank Theresa M
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Unfortunately I didn't read the reviews of Tournai Cathedral before my visit today. So sad not to be able to see the outside/inside, other than the Rose Window and the lovely treasury. Tourist information told me it will be another 10 years of renovations!

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Thank Blowfish333
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This massive church with 5 towers dominates the city. Currently it is undergoing a multi-decade restoration but the rear part is accessible.

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Thank Paul S
Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Although undergoing a complete renovation this cathedral is still very impressive and rivals other grand cathedrals in Europe. I want to return when the renovation work is complete.

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Brussels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

The Notre Dame cathedral site was the main reason for an unprepared, spur of the moment detour to Tournai. We were very disappointed to find three of the landmark towers wrapped in white cloth, scaffolding everywhere and most of the building closed to visitors. Inside it was impossible to even catch a glimpse of the famous stained glass windows. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Only a small portion of the church is open and the outside is also heavily scaffolded. It looks like quite a long term project but when it is finished it will certainly be WOW!

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