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Pope College

Hogeschoolplein 3, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Feels just like Cambridge or Oxford

Be sure to admire/scratch your head at the lions (?) adorning the staircase down into the courtyard... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Tallinn, Estonia
History at its best

A really nice court yard is the center of Pope College. One can see the old buildings where the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Robert H
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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Hogeschoolplein 3, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Be sure to admire/scratch your head at the lions (?) adorning the staircase down into the courtyard here, which feels very much like any of the prestigious colleges in the UK.

Thank phutty
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A really nice court yard is the center of Pope College. One can see the old buildings where the theology students studied in the old days. An interesting place to visit.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 26 August 2016

One can only visit the outside, but the architecture of this quad or rectangle college is quite impressive and worth the walk. It is between the M Museum and the historic centre, so not too much of a detour.

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This a pittoresque site in the heart of the city in a classical style. Along both sites of the large input stage in the interior garden you will find two large lion statues of the modern sculptor Strebelle.

Thank Frederik_Lv
Reviewed 26 September 2014

If you want the Oxford college feel, just walk into Pope Collge off the Hogeschoolplein. Just goes to show that Leuven is vastly underrate as university town.

Thank platinumcitytrip
Reviewed 1 December 2013

... but the history bounds of every wall. Try to get one of the current tenants to show you the student bar in the basement :)

2  Thank ECB2010
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Enjoyed seeing this historic site. It's scenic and peaceful. If you are already visiting the Catholic University of Leuven, it's easy to pop in. (Also see St. Michael's, if it's open.)

Thank MaryPope-Handy
Reviewed 6 August 2013

great place to have a picnic, chat with friends, lick the ice cream from 't galletje at tiensestraat, or some frietjes from the alma!

1  Thank msi1012V13
Reviewed 26 January 2012

The "Pauscollege" is no doubt one of my favourite Leuven university building. Founded in 1523 by pope Adrianus VI who was a former professor at the university and remodeled in 1776 along a classicistic style, this former college is now a home for university students....More

Thank pepperwhitechili
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