Leuven Town Hall, Belgium

Centre of Grote Market of Leuven is an intricately decorated massive structure; it is the town hall of Leuven, Belgium. It is the most stunning town hall I have seen in twelve European countries I have toured so far. It is a fifteenth century town hall, the present façade is seventeenth century version completely rebuilt according to previous details.

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The laced structure looked stunning against the blue sky. Statues are distributed throughout the façade of the town hall. The building has ornate stone carved façade depicting several scenes from Bible. It has three main stories, each representing famous personalities of different time line.

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What I read was: the first layer depicted famous people in the local history of the city, second layer has saints and symbolic figures and the third layer has the Counts of Leuven. A guided tour would be most helpful here. I couldn’t avail one because the tour in English language is conducted only on some specific days. Here are some detailed shots from the façade of the Town hall of Leuven of Belgium.

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21 Responses

  1. Carver says:

    Fascinating information and beautiful shots!

  2. What an awesome structure.
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  3. Sylvia K says:

    What an incredible cathedral! The intricate, ornately carved facade is awesome! Those blue, blue skies are the perfect backdrop, Indrani! Superb captures as always! Wishing you a wonderful weekend1

  4. Civic Religion. Thanks for showing us!

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  5. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful place, architectural marvel.

  6. Jim says:

    This is a lot more amazing than the humble church that I have featured today.
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  7. George says:

    I think this is the most ornate town hall I have ever seen. It's a beautiful building, and the carvings are fantastic.

  8. ladyfi says:

    More magnificent architecture!

  9. VaishVijay says:

    Its just beautiful, am sure you'd have spent a lot of time gazing at those awesome figures!

  10. Liza says:

    Stunning structure!

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  11. Leovi says:

    Wonderful photos. This edidicio in magnificent, a masterpiece of art.

  12. eileeninmd says:

    What a gorgeous building, The detail on the sculptures is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

  13. Gary says:

    Wow I thought it was a cathedral at first. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  14. Giancarlo says:

    Stupenda!!buona giornata e felice week end…ciao

  15. a town hall? wow! the details are absolutely fantastic. grand!

  16. What intricate beauty- the statues are fantastic!

  17. SO ornate, So lovely and so well shot

  18. Spectacular & splendid. What amazing architecture !

  19. arabesque says:

    i;m not sure where to head next Indrani, this, or Italy first. ^0^
    your photo makes me want to travel both, which unfortunately i can't. ^0^
    fascinated at how much you know about architecture, and the intricate details in this structure is something to look out for.

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