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Address: Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium

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Wonderful wood work..

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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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 15, 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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is a small museum attached to the church. If you are interested in Catholic related art and history it's worth the visit.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

When I visited museum M, I received a ticket which give me the permission to visit the Treasury of St Peter's, Saint Peter's Church is the oldest church in Leuven

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Leuven town has evolved into a busy modern city bustling around the Grote Markt or central square where the amazing buildings have remained untouched by time. St Pieters, the oldest church in Leuven founded around 980's but burnt down in 1176. A stunning fabrication with tall arches giving a feel of graceful simplicity. A beautifully restored interior (work ongoing) Worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

St. Peter's "is" the center point of Leuven. The church offers self-guided tours and services throughout the week. The architecture is wonderful and the historical documentation is wonderful and in multiple languages. The bell-ringer on top is bright gold and has a spot-light on it at night. You have to witness it perform its duties. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The current cathedral has been heavily restored following war damage. It faces the town hall in the Grote Markt. It has no major towers because of subsidence but has a very charming clock and figure that strikes a bell on the hour. The interior has interesting artwork and painted panels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The place is crowded in the weekends. And the interior is vey nice. The idols have very good architecture. I have spent around an hour in the church

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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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Address: Address: Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven

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