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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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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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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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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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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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