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Saint Peter's Church (Sint-Pieterskerk)

Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Ranked #7 of 21 Attractions in Leuven
Type: Religious Sites
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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This huge church is well worth visiting for its stunning proportions and its simplicity. There is also a treasury with the church's treasures, but one has to pay to see them.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This church is quite stunning. One tip: You can walk around part of this church without paying for an admission ticket. Renovations are ongoing inside, so some of the art work might be removed.

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Reading, Pa. USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Since I am in Leuven often over the years I always stop in to the church for services or just to visit. The artwork alone is worth the visit. It is light and cavernous. I highly recommend a visit or two.

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Cramond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The altar was donated by political prisoners upon their return from German concentration camps. Let the memory live forever.

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Oxon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Conveniently located in the market square and well worth a visit for its extravagant (rather than elegant) pulpit. Make sure your in the vicinity on the hour to watch the automaton "strike the bell" on the roof

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A quite unusual structure, topped by a black "onion" at the top of the spire. The interior is also well worth a visit, with some very interesting stained glass, and a stunning ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Sint-Pieterskerk is unimpressive if anything from outside. It is really an unfinished torso, but unlike in other Flemish towns where limited resources led to unfinished churches, here the chuch started to sink when the enormous tower was built, so it had to be removed. Once you get inside, the beauty is breathtaking. The proportions and the illumination are so... More

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This church was built in the 1400s and is a historic gem. The church is open during the day for anyone to walk around. Amazing architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Construction & renovations happening while I was there but overall, a gorgeous church and a very, very worthwhile place to visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The church is impressively big. It worths a visit inside as well as enjoying a cup of coffee at the square having a view to the church.

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