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Pope College

Hogeschoolplein 3, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Great chill spot!

There is a great garden where you can spend sometime chilling. It's an ancient dorm only for males... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bernardo S
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 4 September 2017
Leuven, Belgium
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“vi” (2 reviews)
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Hogeschoolplein 3, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 4 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

Thank thriftytwo2017
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.

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.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 18 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.

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.

Thank platinumcitytrip
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 :)

2  Thank ECB2010
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.)

Thank MaryPope-Handy
Reviewed 6 August 2013

great place to have a picnic, chat with friends, lick the ice cream from 't galletje at tiensestraat, or some frietjes from the alma!

1  Thank msi1012V13
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