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“Impressive cathedral”

Saint Martin's Cathedral
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Absolutely beautiful inside and out. Definately a must see while in Leper. The doors are open all day, you are free to enter and have a look inside to see beautiful works of art , the tombs of Bishops
and much more

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"light a candle"
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"free entry"
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"beautiful building"
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"small exhibition"
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"world war"
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"original building"
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"display boards"
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"quiet contemplation"
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"cloth hall"
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"ypres centre"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Destroyed as was much of Ypres in 1915, the Cathedral has been loving restored over the years. I believe the final bits were completed in 2011.

It's free to entry, so take a while to have a good look at the restorations and some of the items that survived the destruction.

The cathedral is the centre piece of the town and well worth spending an hour of your time just walking in quiet contemplation.

One can only imagine how important this building was to all those that passed through Ypres on the way to the Western Front.

Thank Neil G
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Reviewed April 20, 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
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Reviewed April 6, 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 left and on the right. There were many wooden stairs. The statues, the ceiling and the stained-glass windows worked together in harmony, making this place attractive!

I saw a few tombs in the cathedral.

I saw another altar of Joseph and Jesus. There were also a lot of paintings from people I didn't know.

Most of their paintings were very attractive.

The Cathedral showed what happened to this Cathedral during WWI. It was almost completely destroyed, but it was rebuilt again to its earlier glory.

The preacher's pulpit had statues made of gold, portraying Jesus' ministry.

I enjoyed the Cathedral immensely. It was worthwhile to admire its beauty!

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed April 3, 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
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