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Address: Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Gothic Cathedral at its best!

The sheer size of the windows and the light they allow in, is what makes this Church seem much bigger than it is. An excellent example of gothic architecture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The sheer size of the windows and the light they allow in, is what makes this Church seem much bigger than it is. An excellent example of gothic architecture.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Picturesque on the outside, somewhat plain on the inside. Perhaps I'm jaded from all the awesome churches I've seen elsewhere.

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Interesting to see the side chapels (déambulatoire in French), pictures of Erasmus, latest supper (Bouts), and other Flemish primitives...

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Vitoria, ES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A true masterpiece. Richly decorated , the burned and rebuilt church is must-see for tourists. In addition to its beautiful altar and nave, the cathedral has a vast collection on your treasure.

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Thank PhilippeModolo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Really beautiful Gothic church, it is in reform nowadays so it is not possible to see everything, but it is a must go place.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We bough the I Luv Leuven tickets which included the 'schatkamer' - nice set of old relics and pictures etc; with excellent self-audio in english and dutch

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Tilburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A nice old church with a lot of nice pictures, They are restorating the building so not everything is clear to so

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Suffolk, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The 'biecht stoelen' (confession chairs) are magnificent; the detail on the woodwork, amazing. The architecture is worth a visit.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is the most important Church in town mostly build in the 14th/15th century. One of the highlights in the church is " The Last Supper" painting from Dirk Bouts. A must see while in Leuven. Access to the church is free of charge, but entrance fee must be paid for the museum.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Last Supper and Descent from the Cross are worth seeing. Beautiful head of Christ in oak seems to cry real tears.

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