St-Michelskerk

Church in Leuven

This church's enormous baroque frontage remains impressive despite considerable age-erosion to the limestone capitals. It's topped with trumpeteer angels and the allegorical cherub frieze halfway up is enchanting.

Much of the interior is hidden due to long-term restoration. Stand in the middle of the nave to make sense of the ceiling trompe l'œil, which simulates the central dome that was always wanted for the church.

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