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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Stunning building

We decided to take a look inside this fabulous building as we have visited Ypres many many times... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Worth short visit

Viewed when we had a spare hour worth a Look around but only if staying in ypres maybe I'm... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to take a look inside this fabulous building as we have visited Ypres many many times but never set foot inside. What a terrific Cathedral it is too. The stained glass windows are stunning however the most amazing thing was the display boards...More

Thank rubberband
Reviewed 2 days ago

Viewed when we had a spare hour worth a Look around but only if staying in ypres maybe I'm cathedral out as recently visited albert and Amiens cathedrals

Thank steveandpat
Reviewed 3 days ago

This medieval cathedral was totally destroyed in WWI and has been faithfully reconstructed to pre that period. If you didn't know, you'd think you were in an original medieval cathedral. Well worth the visit.

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it wasn't open, we did sit on one of the few benches in front and have a lovely picnic lunch with the high church steeple looming over us. We were able to walk around the cathedral and see some ruins (the cloister perhaps?) and...More

Thank Darren O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cathedrals and churches illustrate the history of their existence and this magnificent cathedral in Ypres centre reflects the impact of the First World War. This is today an active place of worship with regular services held. Very well worth a visit.

Thank margaretelizabet2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While another example of the glorious Gothic cathedrals that a number of Western Europe is justly famous for this one has a different feel from those across the border in France, with the giant internal bulk split into a number of more intimate spaces and...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to find peace among battles and tourist treats. The ambiance here is second to none. Lovely music plays as you have time to take in the sacred and beautiful on offer in His name. Free entry please tell all Anglican...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral has a small exhibition depicting the role of the church in the Great War. Well laid out and thought provoking.

Thank Clairmarais
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is hard to believe that the Cathedral was rebuilt following the 14-18 war, the feel is that of a building several hundred years old, if you love Gothic architecture its a must see

Thank L0uise1958
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Much of the wonder of this cathedral comes from the knowledge that it was utterly destroyed during WWI, it now stands as a defiant response to the futility of war.

Thank pmecook
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