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.

Saint Peter’s Church Exteriors, Leuven, Belgium
Hasselt, Belgium

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