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Hidden gem

This area is easily missed if one doesn’t know about the college. We walked through here most days... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Kewarra Beach, Australia
A quiet place within the busy city

This is one of my favourite places to escape the busy streets. Here I can sit and read a book... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This area is easily missed if one doesn’t know about the college. We walked through here most days and enjoyed the peace as well as the statues. On a sunny day we saw young people enjoying the quiet and sun. A residence for students.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rix_11
Reviewed 27 September 2017

There is a great garden where you can spend sometime chilling. It's an ancient dorm only for males. There is a bar in a basement where there used to be the monks cellar.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is one of my favourite places to escape the busy streets. Here I can sit and read a book, enjoy the peace and quiet. This amazing architectural accomplishment thanks his name to Pope Adrianus VI which was not only a student, doctor of theology,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Be sure to admire/scratch your head at the lions (?) adorning the staircase down into the courtyard here, which feels very much like any of the prestigious colleges in the UK.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank phutty
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A really nice court yard is the center of Pope College. One can see the old buildings where the theology students studied in the old days. An interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 25 August 2016

One can only visit the outside, but the architecture of this quad or rectangle college is quite impressive and worth the walk. It is between the M Museum and the historic centre, so not too much of a detour.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This a pittoresque site in the heart of the city in a classical style. Along both sites of the large input stage in the interior garden you will find two large lion statues of the modern sculptor Strebelle.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Frederik_Lv
Reviewed 26 September 2014

If you want the Oxford college feel, just walk into Pope Collge off the Hogeschoolplein. Just goes to show that Leuven is vastly underrate as university town.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank GuyGeerts
Reviewed 1 December 2013

... but the history bounds of every wall. Try to get one of the current tenants to show you the student bar in the basement :)

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Enjoyed seeing this historic site. It's scenic and peaceful. If you are already visiting the Catholic University of Leuven, it's easy to pop in. (Also see St. Michael's, if it's open.)

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Mary P
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