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Address: Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium

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Beautiful church, stay for the choir

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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Pune, India
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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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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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