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Leuven, Belgium
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St. Peter's Church Leuven  Belgium

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church is the oldest church in Leuven, probably founded in the year 986.
The first building was built in the Romanesque style and burned down in the year 1176.
The current construction is a Gothic building, considered much larger than the Romanesque church and it was started in 1425.
One of the most striking pieces inside the church is the large and elaborate oak pulpit, which was transferred from the abbey church of Ninove, is carved with a life-size representation of Norbert of Xanten falling from a horse. Very impressive craftsmanship.

There is no fee to go inside but there is a small fee, of two euro to see the chapel. It hosts some impressive artwork the most notable being "The Last Supper" by Dirk Bouts.
There are also two tombs. First is the tomb of Henry I of Brabant in the presbytery and the double tomb of Matilda of Flanders, his wife, and Mary of Brabant, their daughter.