Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Ypres, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.1 km
Ascend 7 m
Descend 4 m

Explore Ypres in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in YpresIndividual Sights in Ypres

Sight 1: Saint George's Memorial Church

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Saint George's Memorial Church, Ypres (Ieper), Belgium, was built to commemorate over 500,000 British and Commonwealth troops, who had died in the three battles fought for the Ypres Salient, during World War I. It was completed in 1929.

Wikipedia: Saint George's Memorial Church, Ypres (EN), Heritage Website

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Alphonse Vandenpeereboom

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Alphonse VandenpeereboomJim Linwood from London / CC BY 2.0

Alphonse Louis François Xavier Vandenpeereboom was a Belgian liberal politician.

Wikipedia: Alphonse Vandenpeereboom (NL)

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: In Flanders Fields

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The In Flanders Fields Museum is a museum in Ypres (Ieper), Belgium, dedicated to the study of the First World War. It occupies the second floor of the Cloth Hall (Lakenhalle) on the market square in the city centre. The building was largely destroyed by artillery during the war, but was afterwards reconstructed. In 1998 the original Ypres Salient Memorial Museum was refurbished and renamed In Flanders Fields Museum after the famous poem by Canadian John McCrae. Following a period of closure, the museum reopened on 11 June 2012. The curator, Piet Chielens, is a World War I historian.

Wikipedia: In Flanders Fields Museum (EN), Website

213 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Saint Martin's Church

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St Martin's Church, also called St Martin's Cathedral, is a church and former cathedral in the Belgian city of Ypres. It was a cathedral and the seat of the former diocese of Ypres from 1561 to 1801, and is still commonly referred to as such. At 102 metres (335 ft) tall, it is among the tallest buildings in Belgium.

Wikipedia: St Martin's Cathedral, Ypres (EN), Heritage Website

541 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Sint-Jacobskerk

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St. James' Church is a church in Ypres, Belgium. It is located halfway between the Menin Gate and the Lille Gate, close to the Sint-Vincentiuscollege in Ypres. The building has been protected as a monument since 1940, as has the surrounding Guido Gezelleplein, which has been protected as a landscape since 1976.

Wikipedia: Sint-Jacobskerk (Ieper) (NL), Heritage Website


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