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Saint Peter's Church (Sint-Pieterskerk)

Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Leuven
Type: Religious Sites
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Raleigh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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Los Gatos, California
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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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

To be fair there is a lot of renovation going on now, so it wasn't terrific. The pulpit was impressive, and could well have taken many years to complete.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

great looking church. loads of Flemish art inside including some famous paintings. location is perfect right across the cityhall.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We enjoyed mass here on Sunday morning despite the fact we do not speak Flemish. It was a spiritual and pleasant experience. Sad that attendance is so poor. My 9 year old was delighted, upon shaking the priest's hand after mass, with the blessing he received. A visiting priest from India greeted us in English--very thoughtful. Strongly urge others to... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

A beautiful old church that is impressive for its sheer size alone, especially when viewed from within. Be sure to pay the one or two Euros to go into the museum part and do the self guided audio tour. They actually have a pretty impressive collection of art and artifacts!

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Ireland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The interior is being restored so it cannot be fully appreciated. We went to Sunday mass and the organ playing filled the huge interior with music to make it a most memorable occasion.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

It was lovely but they were doing a lot of restoration work within the church at the time of our visit

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West Lafayette IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

As others have said, this is a beautiful light and airy church. Currently, there is some construction. Do not miss the pulpit which is beautifully carved. I didn't find a description of the carving (in English or Flemish) which I would have found helpful and interesting.

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