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Situated in Martyr’s Square next to Levuen railway station is the Peace Monument which was  constructed in 1925 in remembrance of the victims of WWI.

In August 1914 the German troops burned down a large part of the old city centre, including the university library and the roof of the Saint Peter’s Church. Besides that, the [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 19th 2015

The building of St-Pieterskerk (St Peter’s Church) commenced in the 1420s and continued for 200 years.

The nave and aisles were completed first, but when the twin towers of the western facade were finally added in 1507, the foundations proved inadequate and it soon began to sink. With money in short supply, it was decided to [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 18th 2015

These  statues were placed around the water garden in Leuven Botanical Gardens.

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Leuven is the home to Belgium’s oldest botanical garden.

In 1738 the University created this botanical garden for students of Medicine. Now the garden is used for scientific research as well as being a green oasis in the centre of the city for locals and visitors alike.
You will find an amazing collection of trees and shrubs [...]

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