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Saint Peter's Church (Sint-Pieterskerk)

Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 29 51 33
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one of the better small town cathederals.

pleasingly surprised by this cathedral. some work being done, but had an self guided tour, and it... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ed S
Beautiful Church Currently Being Restored

St. Peter's Church is well worth a visit even though there is a lot of renovation work going on... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Great Market Square, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

pleasingly surprised by this cathedral. some work being done, but had an self guided tour, and it was great. even went into the basement for the crypt area. very impressive

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

St. Peter's Church is well worth a visit even though there is a lot of renovation work going on. The entrance is largely obscured and a plastic curtain right in the centre prevents you from getting a proper visita, Instead you see the church in...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A huge church with gothic architecture. The entrance is free but the opening hours not very convenient during the weekdays. I visited it on a sunny Saturday and was very impressed by the sculptures and paintings.

Thank gianst
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

It is going to be renowated and access was very limited. Nice, baroque interior. Small souvenir shop. Free entrance. This was the only place in centre of Leuven where it was possible to by postcards (but not stamps).

Thank maraquan
Reviewed 13 September 2017

An audio guide is I think a must to get the most out of this visit. One should not forget to view the marvellously carved pulpit in the side of the church used for regular celebrations of the mass.

Thank meerbee
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I usually visit churches whenever I visited a new place. This church was quite impressive. A religious hymn was being played while I was roaming around the church. Although the church was not that big, but it compensates in its extravagant sculptures. The facade of...More

Thank audmonamikaela
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Skip the museum come here to see some of the masterpieces of the early Belgian painter Dieric Bouts. The Last Supper is a particular treat.

Thank Barnaby N
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a beautiful church, Some interesting history that it was supposed to be even bigger, but wet ground caused them to reduce the sizes. Still spectacular. I didn't go it.

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

While wandering around Leuven in my free time I ventured into the city's Grote Markt area and could not feel awestruck by the beauty of this structure. I ventured inside and what greeted me was awesome. Let me say straight away I am not a...More

1  Thank Colin G
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Even though it looks interesting from the outside, there isn't anything too special about this church as it is rather plain compared to other religious sites in Belgium. It is under renovation at the moment so the altar is covered and many of the religious...More

Thank Adriana P
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