January 2018

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Oud Leuven: #1 Sint-Pieterskerk

Name on the map: S. Pieters kercke
Other names: –
Current name: Sint-Pieterskerk

De collegiale Sint-Pieterskerk is a Roman Catholitc church in Leuven, built in the Brabant Gothic style. Many well-known Late-Gothic masters were involved in its building, in the course of the 15th century, including Sulpitius van Vorst, Jan II Keldermans and Matthijs de Layens. Until the 17th century, the church still remained unfinished; two western towers never reached their full intended height. It was due to the patronage of the Apostle Peter, at the Saint Peter’s Church, that Leuven inhabitants earned the nickname of Peetermannen. (Source) Read more