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Address: Tournai, Belgium
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Rich treasury

The church is being thoroughly restored, and I'm sure it will look marvellous when that's finished. For now I can't give it the maximum rating for this reason. But the treasury... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My unimpressed opinion might be influenced by the restoration works that are underway. There seem to be beautiful stained glass windows but not much else. Not worth the visit at this time

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Very impressive cathedral, with interesting models and excavations! Worth the effort to see it, even though the scaffolding makes it seem less welcoming - this is not the case!

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

The church is being thoroughly restored, and I'm sure it will look marvellous when that's finished. For now I can't give it the maximum rating for this reason. But the treasury alone is worth a visit. There are many items from the middle ages onward. There is some very nice woodwork on the walls, with old paintings in there. A... More 

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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Currently the Cathedral Underground major renovation work do you cannot really see it from outside. Inside does not impressive too much. Best part is the entrance with lots of sculptures.

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AREQUIPA, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Impressive building, roman art, but in full restoration, so you cannot see the whole volume of the church. It will take some more years apparently before it is fully restored.

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Most of the impressive part of the cathedral is currently hidden behind scaffolding (both exterior and interior). However, one can see some of the archaeological digs to reconstruct the different building phases on this site, from Roman bathhouse via Roman villa to cathedral. Also to see are some Romanesque carvings at the base and top of the pillars. But the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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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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