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

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World War 1 tour

Huge cathedral, rebuilt after World War 1. Beautiful stained glass windows. Plenty to look at as you walk round. Very close to Menin Gate and In Flanders Field Museum. Worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lighthousesunset
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Leicester, United Kingdom

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge cathedral, rebuilt after World War 1. Beautiful stained glass windows. Plenty to look at as you walk round. Very close to Menin Gate and In Flanders Field Museum. Worth a visit.

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Goole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Ypres for the day. It is an absolutely beautiful place, stunning buildings, fantastic eateries etc ,etc.The Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. Lots of history inside and lovely artifacts.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like the other big catherdrals in France ie Reims this is more than just a sight its a memorial to those that died in WW1 but not only that this catherdral was completely destroyed and was re built fantastic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 August 18, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 August 5, 2016

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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