12 February 2014

Back to Belgium: Sint-Pieterskerk, Leuven

I find Leuven to have a rather quaint yet pleasant charm. I was strolling in the old town, around the Grote Markt, when I found this church. Sint-Pieterskerk was built in the 15th century, in the Gothic style. I went inside and checked it out.

This isn't a very spectacular church like the Sagrada Familia. Hence there aren't plenty of visitors. Yet, there are still interesting things to see and gaze at, and for me, it was the abundance of statues, of course, all of them were religious in nature. It kept me wondering why religion really plays a huge role in the lives of people, to the point that they build plenty of churches, and even travelers like me are enticed to check them out.

The interesting thing, however, is that the belfry of this church is incomplete, yet mentioned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So architecturally, they are significant. Unfortunately, I am a linguist, not an architect, therefore I cannot tell you more about why exactly they are significant.

Oh well, that was my stay in Leuven. This trip was done in September 2013, and was a work-related trip. So I didn't tour much. However, when I came back to Berlin, I had a couple of hours in Brussels before I caught my flight. So I decided to check things out in Brussels for a bit, which will be the topic of two of my next upcoming travelogues.

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