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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Spectacular

A truly spectacular church in the town centre. Showing no signs of war damage. Free to enter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PHE22
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London, United Kingdom
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Somber and simple but lovely

Not exceptional by any standard, part from the amount of reconstruction it had to rec I've after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nolinice
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Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 2 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
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 7 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 21 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
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