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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Magnificent

I was awed by this cathedral. It perfectly complements the adjacent Cloth Hall. Rebuilt in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John16752024
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Portland, Oregon
Very beautiful cathedral

A very beautiful cathedral, rebuilt since the First World War. Has a small but interesting display... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gordon S
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Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was awed by this cathedral. It perfectly complements the adjacent Cloth Hall. Rebuilt in the original style.

Thank John16752024
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful cathedral, rebuilt since the First World War. Has a small but interesting display about the role of the clergy in the War.

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cathedral that was destroyed in WW1, but re-built brilliantly. Worth a look, like any cathedral but not really special. In a good central location, it's worth a look.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told this cathedral was destroyed during the war and then rebuilt...Wow. There is a great museum display of soldiers letters. Well worth a visit.

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral was destroyed in the horrors of the first world war and rebuilt. It's much like many of the great cathedrals of Belgium. The thing that really made it memorable is the truly outstanding stained glass works in the church and the exhibitions. The...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

A truly spectacular church in the town centre. Showing no signs of war damage. Free to enter. Fantastic rose petal stained glass.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Not exceptional by any standard, part from the amount of reconstruction it had to rec I've after the Great War and how difficult was to find it open, we still liked this church, with a good content of art and a very simple interior

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 6 June 2017

seen one seen them all its like all the churches in belgium were built with just one floor plan as they are all the same some bigger or longer than others i know they all have different storys to tell but they all still look...More

Thank bas t
Reviewed 3 June 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

Thank onmars2016
Reviewed 1 May 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...More

Thank Neil G
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