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Saint Martin's Cathedral

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

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This is a beautiful addition to our visit to Ypres. Very peaceful and spectacular place to visit! Make sure you drop in here

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful addition to our visit to Ypres. Very peaceful and spectacular place to visit! Make sure you drop in here

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 587 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right behind the Cloth Hall is the Saint Martin's Cathedral. The outside, as well as the inside are super beautiful! The first thing I saw inside was the gorgeous organ. Wow! The altar was faced with chairs in three directions. Straight ahead and on the left and on the right. There were many wooden stairs. The statues, the ceiling and... More 

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Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This former cathedral made a grand setting for our school choir concert with wonderful acoustics. There are some lovely stained glass windows.

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Thank Martin M
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Ypres 3 times and it is a must see on your Belgian itinerary. This Cathedral was totally destroyed during the 3 battles of Ypres in WW1. It has been meticulously rebuilt as it appeared when first constructed. The same holds true of Ypres itself including the Great Cloth Hall, a great archeological gem. You must visit... More 

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Ockley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended St Martin's for early evening Mass. A time for reflection on all that we had seen over the last couple of days. The subdued splendor of this Cathedral coupled with the beautiful singing voice of a member of the clergy helped to us regain some perspective on life.

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Thank Roger B
Manchester
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I am not a religious person, unlike my wife, but I do enjoy the splendour of a beautiful church, well worth a visit.

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Thank manufan51
Cromer, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

A remarkable building considering it was so ravaged by the war. It lacks some of the warmth of being worshipped in, but even so, it stands as a great symbol of the city surviving the war and honouring those who lives were destroyed. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Tim B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The outside of the building is stunning in daylight and when lit in the evening. The inside is equally picturesque and when you remember that the whole building was completely destroyed during WW1 and rebuilt after the war it takes on another dimension. They were preparing for the Remembrance Day concert when we visited, so some of the Cathedral was... More 

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Thank Cliff J
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Grand cathedral and free entry so do go in. Colourful details everywhere. Original too. Just behind the Lakenhal

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

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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