St. Leonard's Church, Zoutleeuw

Local nameSint-Leonardus
LocationZoutleeuw, Belgium

The Saint Leonard's Church in Zoutleeuw, Belgium, stands on the former site of a Romanesque chapel erected in 1125 by Benedictines from Vlierbeek Abbey near Leuven. Construction of the present church began around 1231, and additions continued into the 16th century. Rendered mainly in the Gothic style, the building in its oldest parts shows traces of the Romanesque architectural style.

The two heavy square towers flanking the west facade are connected with each other by means of a gallery over the nave. The slender central tower, octagonal in cross-section, contains a carillon with 24 bells. Since 1999 the church, along with its towers, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tags Place of WorshipRoman CatholicChapelChristianRegional HeritageHeritage
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Address 4 Grote Markt, Zoutleeuw 3440, Belgium

Coordinates 50°49'59.782" N 5°6'10.919" E

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