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Saint Martin's Cathedral

Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Incredible re-build

Much of the wonder of this cathedral comes from the knowledge that it was utterly destroyed during... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia

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

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much of the wonder of this cathedral comes from the knowledge that it was utterly destroyed during WWI, it now stands as a defiant response to the futility of war.

Thank pmecook
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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

Thank John16752024
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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 7 July 2017

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 3 July 2017

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
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