Leuven - See & do
Karl Bruninx

Town Hall

The town hall is Leuven's pride and joy. Moreover, it's one of the best-known Gothic town halls worldwide. It took three architects and thirty years to build it. Leuven's 'Hall of Fame' features 236 statues, which were only added to the façade after 1850. Daily guided tour at 3 pm The guide will tell you about the construction history of this Gothic gem. You will discover the story behind the 236 sculptures on the façade. Afterwards, you can visit the foyer, the reception rooms, the large and small Gothic Hall, the wedding hall and the council hall.
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Central University Library & tower

During the First World War, the library, then housed in the University Hall, was destroyed by fire. In the 1920s, with the help of American funding, the Leuven library rose again from the ashes in a new building built in the Flemish Renaissance style on the Mgr. Ladeuzeplein. The Carillon - with its 63 bells, the largest in the country - was also funded by the benefactors. One million books are currently housed in and around the impressive reading room.
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