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Worth a detour

Although part of the exterior and interior is covered in scaffolding, this cathedral is worth a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
KWD_11
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Towering to heaven...

The five towers (originally 7 towers were proposed!!) of Our Lady Cathedral in Tournai are visible... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
deniscroissant
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Although part of the exterior and interior is covered in scaffolding, this cathedral is worth a detour. The interior is hardly enhanced by the rows of plastic chairs, but you have to be impressed by the sheer scale of the building. If you want to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The five towers (originally 7 towers were proposed!!) of Our Lady Cathedral in Tournai are visible from a long way away...however nothing prepares you for the sheer colossal size of this Cathedral as you approach it, a lot has been said about the ongoing repairs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed in this cathedral. Not only is a large portion of the outside clad in scaffolding, so is a large portion of the interior. What we did see was quite plain and uninspiring compared to other holy buildings in Belgium we’ve seen. I wouldn’t...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The cathedral was still under repair but is still worth a look, in particular the roman footings that have been uncovered and are on display inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

The cathedral when we were there in July 2018 was under repair, which means that both in side and out a lot of it is covered in scaffolding. Nevertheless it remains an extremely impressive building, again both inside and outside. You can still get in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Not the best time to visit as the scaffolding inside and out is an eyesore but obviously necessary to preserve and maintain such buildings. It is free to visit and there are some very beautiful items to see inside such as the carved pulpit and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The cathedral was in a major tefurb so large parts were under wraps. Will be great when it is finished

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

As previous reviewers have pointed out, much of the building is covered in scaffolding, but you can still see enough to appreciate the scale of the building and its ornate design. Unfortunately, much of the interior is also covered in scaffolding so exploration of its...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Wonderful towering architecture, almost overpowering the nearby Bell Tower (which is a sight in itself). The outside is partly swathed in scaffolding at the moment but even so you get a sense of the immense scale. Inside is beautiful, with clean lines - and don't...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank meic_watkins
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is being repaired/restored after some freakish weather occurrence few years ago. This should not distract from the cheer size and beauty of it’s towers and enclosed spaces. Worth coming to visit for sure, besides, it is a short walking from the train station.

Date of experience: March 2018
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