Saint Peter’s Church (Sint-Pieterskerk), Leuven, Belgium

From Hasselt we set off for Leuven. Leuven is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Belgium. The 50 meter high tower (which was meant to be 169 meters but was never completed) of St. Peter’s church is included in UNESCO’s list of Belfries of Belgium and France in 1999. The belfry, the third tower in the urban landscape, symbolizes the power of the aldermen; they represent the influence and wealth of the towns.

Here is a small virtual tour through the interiors of St. Peter’s church. This is one of those quiet churches where you just feel like being alone for sometime and soak in the peace. In terms of seeing things around in the church there are plenty of marvels. The intricate work on walls, wooden carved structures, statues, paintings; all are worth hovering around and taking a good look.

A large and elaborate oak pulpit. Observe the lower portion, there is carved with a life-size representation of Norbert of Xanten falling from a horse.

Nicolaas de Bruyne’s 1442 sculpture of the Madonna.

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20 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    What a beautiful place! And being able, through your superb captures, to soak in the peace is wonderful indeed! Thank you for sharing, Indrani, as always!

    Sylvia

  2. Carver says:

    Wonderful tour of the beautiful Church.

  3. magiceye says:

    beautiful captures all!!

  4. George says:

    What a beautiful church. I can understand the peaceful sense of quiet. The pulpit is amazing.

  5. Pietro says:

    Splendid church, all very fine images, Indrani!

  6. Leovi says:

    Yes, A really nice photo, good framing.

  7. Arti says:

    What a beautiful, tranquil place Indrani! I think, I could roam in around there for hours…

  8. ladyfi says:

    Wow – what a magnificent church!

  9. Vaish says:

    A nice virtual tour inside the cathedral Indrani! The statues look amazing!

  10. arabesque says:

    europe's churches are always an interesting place to visit. ^0^
    tnx for showing us around.

  11. kanak7 says:

    A truly beautiful place…thanks for posting these images.

  12. FotoAnna says:

    So beautiful Indrani!
    Love your captures of this beautiful church…
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

  13. Genie says:

    This reminds me of Westminster Abbey , Notre Dame, and the other cathedrals I have seen in Europe. I love them and could spend an entire year going from one to the other and never get bored. The sculptures, and nave, and the Madonna are awesome. genie

  14. RNSANE says:

    Indeed, this church exudes a feeling of peace, Indrani. I loved being able to visit, vicariously. The Madonna is so beautiful.

  15. Sridharan says:

    Imposing structure..Must feel awesome to be inside it..! Nice work indrani..!

  16. Good job getting those shots are they were great shots …love the Madonna so lovely…you take me to nice places Indrani.

  17. Giancarlo says:

    Bellissime fotografie! buona serata…ciao

  18. Joyful says:

    Beautiful shots. It has such high ceilings!

  19. Madonna's face is so serene, nice capture

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