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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Lovely Building

The outside of the building is stunning in daylight and when lit in the evening. The inside is... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Cliff J
London, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
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Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

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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...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.

Thank lighthousesunset
Reviewed 3 September 2016

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.

Thank DawnCalvert
Reviewed 1 September 2016

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

Thank Fzrexup1
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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...More

Thank NorthernTraveller53
Reviewed 28 August 2016

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...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 18 August 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.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 15 August 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...More

Thank mpcrozier
Reviewed 15 August 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.

Thank lizandianp
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