Saint Martin's Cathedral

Saint Martin's Cathedral, Ieper (Ypres)

Saint Martin's Cathedral
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dunadan
Lynnwood, WA2,409 contributions
A Lovely Rebuilt Cathedral
Jul 2019
This is an impressive cathedral, even more so considering that it was rebuilt from the ground up after it was destroyed in WWI. The interior feature soaring ceilings, a hallmark of its Gothic style, and impressive interior and exterior architectural touches. Don't miss the graveyard and displays around the exterior, including a memorial to the WWI soldiers from Ireland who died during the Great War. Although not as impressive as 800-year old original Gothic churches that can be found throughout Europe, this is still worth a visit during your time in Ieper.
Written June 27, 2020
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Patricia G
Worcester, UK939 contributions
Magnificent monument to the resilience of Belgian spirit
Feb 2020 • Couples
Contemplating the past of this magnificent building can bring tears to the eyes. After the original cathedral and surrounding historic centre was rased to the ground in the Great War, the people of Ypres rebuilt it, phoenix-like, from the ashes - an exact replica of the original. It is truly beautiful, and moving to think of all the love, determination, craftsmanship and sheer hard labour which led to the project's completion. It is an impressive testament to the spirit and resilience of the Belgian people.
Written February 27, 2020
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FyFazan
Oslo, Norway1,387 contributions
Wonderful restoration work.
Jun 2019
A magnificient cathedral, which were destroyed during the World War.

You can´t and won´t miss seeing the cathedral when visiting Ypres centrum, but defintely worth experiencing the cathedral inside as well.
Written January 20, 2020
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mlbpafan
Loveland, CO1,624 contributions
Just a wonderful church to visit that was destroyed in WW2.
Sep 2019
This is just a wonderful church. The amazing architecture on the exterior is just amazing, but the interior is even better. The rose window is just gorgeous. The stained glass on the windows with the coat of arms is a very cool, yet unusual feature for a church. The statues, wood carvings and tall stained glass windows make this church a must see in town. Being right next to the In Flanders Fields Museum makes it convenient as well.
Written December 25, 2019
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tobymahowe
Ashford, UK329 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2019
Hard to believe that the cathedral was virtually destroyed in the bombing during WW1, a brilliant restoration job.
Written December 20, 2019
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TimSherlock
Nijmegen, The Netherlands70 contributions
Magnificent
Nov 2019
Beautiful place to visit.. Magnificient interior with some very moving memorials. If you're in Ypres anyway then do take the time to pay a visit to this wonderful building
Written November 25, 2019
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KAW687
London, UK1,911 contributions
Dark inside but worth visiting
Oct 2019
On a dull day it was difficult to see inside the Cathedral. It did not feel very welcoming and there wasn't much to help interpret the interior. It asks that you make a donation.
Written November 4, 2019
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DerbyshireCook
Derbyshire398 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral
Oct 2019
No visitor should miss this place. It's beautiful inside and out. Fabulous stained glass rose window. Gorgeous carvings. Amazing Pulpit.
Written October 13, 2019
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Monique E
The Netherlands1,611 contributions
Must see
Sep 2019 • Couples
Located just behind the Lakenhal you find this haven of tranquillity. It is a very beautiful cathedral. When we were here there was some contemporary art on display that fitted in very well.
Written September 24, 2019
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Diane W
Yorkshire777 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral
Sep 2019
An absolutely beautiful cathedral. One of the best we have visited. Brighter and less austere than a lot of the other churches.
Written September 23, 2019
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