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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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What a lovely Cathedral!!!!

I always like to visit beautiful cathedrals especially one that has been built from the ground up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JonathanSuch2013
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
Beautiful building

I never found enough time to see the cathedral inside but I loved the building very much and came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EvaF2Eva
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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  • Average6%
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“stained glass” (13 reviews)
“free entry” (3 reviews)
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Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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"stained glass"
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"light a candle"
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"free entry"
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"gothic architecture"
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"small exhibition"
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"world war"
in 11 reviews
"display boards"
in 2 reviews
"quiet contemplation"
in 2 reviews
"music playing"
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"ypres centre"
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"cloth hall"
in 9 reviews
"sunny day"
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"short visit"
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"market square"
in 6 reviews
"visited ypres"
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"well worth the visit"
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"fitting tribute"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like to visit beautiful cathedrals especially one that has been built from the ground up after near total destruction during WW1. You can still see the war damaged floor slabs and can imagine the roof crashing down in flames. Thoroughly enjoyable visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never found enough time to see the cathedral inside but I loved the building very much and came repeatedly to take pictures. What especially attracted my attention was a small lapidary next to it with the fragments of original building destroyed during the battles.

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that this is not an historic cathedral is obvious as soon as you go into it as clearly it's 100% 20th century building. But there is an amazing sense of light and space to which the pale grey stonework contributes; the amount is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Martin's is one of the more beautiful Cathedrals we've seen on this trip. Lots of stained glass, high vaulted ceilings, beautiful bells to wake up to in Ypres. It is just off the Grote Markt and easy to find with plenty of parking. If...More

Thank Sailorsgirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise in the middle of Ypres. Given that there was a fair amount of destruction during WWI, the building is in fine condition and in the style in which it was originally built.

Thank Daleb0422
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to believe that this entire Cathedral has been rebuilt as it is still beautiful. Regardless of its newness, after exploring and learning about the history of the area, this is a great place for reflection.

Thank TabathaSoltay
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

This Cathedral was totally destroyed in World War 1 and was rebuilt after the war to the original plans and design. We visied on a sunny day and it was light and airy and altogether charming.

Thank octogenarian2016
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

As most people will do each time they travel in Europe a Cathedral visit is usually on the agenda so if you are visiting Ypres and surrounding area make sure you take time to visit here. The interior of the Cathedral is quite stunning and...More

Thank alanhampton
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

We went in here on a off chance as it looked impressive from the outside. What a shock we had when entering the building. It is absolutely stunning inside with some of the best stained glass windows i have seen abroad. well worth a look...More

Thank shaddowpj
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

I have to say I have seen tons of cathedrals and a lot of churches in Belgium and this is by far the bestBelgium at this is by far one of the best

Thank nihan19721969
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