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Saint Martin's Cathedral

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

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A rebuilt Cathedral

When you visit this Cathedral you don't realise that it was burnt to the ground in The Great War and rebuilt. Very nice inside with lots to see - old and new. There are a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
NorthernTraveller53
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you visit this Cathedral you don't realise that it was burnt to the ground in The Great War and rebuilt. Very nice inside with lots to see - old and new. There are a lot of old artifacts from the time before the fires plus a few new additions. A peaceful place.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You look inside and wonder where did all the old artifacts come from as this Cathedral was blasted to pieces during WW1 did the local people take the statues away? It was an extremely hot day and it was so nice to come inside for the cool and just sit for a while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local church, in regular use. It has a long history, and there was plenty of information up. Unfortunately it was in Dutch, usually there is a French and English version.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we arrived too late and the Cathedral was closed but just walking around the structure itself and seeing the old walls left after the fire was incredible. Sure wished we could have gone inside. if you like cathedrals this would be one of the ones to see!

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surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to reconcile photos of the ruins of 1918 with the beautiful building which stands there now. Big memorial to the King of the Belgians who was commander in chief of several British regiments. The rose window is in his memory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful cathedral that is imposing in its structure and its presence, we used it as landmark to orientate ourselves as we walked around Ieper. Very beautiful inside with its detailed stained glass windows, one just needs to sit and take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great visit centrally located with plenty of artefacts to see. Easy going for the not so agile,a must see.

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Denton, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

While the building is beautiful in its present state, in order to really appreciate it one must locate the photo of the building near the entrance and take a really close look at it. It shows the building after being bombed. The roof is nearly gone and bricks are strewn about the floor. Comparing the "then" photo with the beauty... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Simply a beautiful cathedral. Wonderful considering it was rebuilt following the first world war. Lovely interior.

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Swansea, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This Cathedral was totally destroyed during WWI - and when I say totally destroyed I really mean it. A magnificent symbol.

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