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Address: Hogeschoolplein 3, Leuven, Belgium
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Feels just like Cambridge or Oxford

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Katrien S
Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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 :)

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.)

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

The "Pauscollege" is no doubt one of my favourite Leuven university building. Founded in 1523 by pope Adrianus VI who was a former professor at the university and remodeled in 1776 along a classicistic style, this former college is now a home for university students. Since it is located in the heart of Leuven (at the Hogeschoolplein), I personally feel... More 

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