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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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This is a beautiful addition to our visit to Ypres. Very peaceful and spectacular place to... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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Destroyed, but came back to its splendor

Right behind the Cloth Hall is the Saint Martin's Cathedral. The outside, as well as the inside are... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 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

Thank Dc11yer
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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...More

Thank draws4430
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank Roger B
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.

Thank manufan51
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...More

Thank Tim B
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...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 2 October 2016

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

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 16 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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