Medieval Parish church of Leuven; St. Quentin Church

St. Quentin Church (Sint-Kwintenskerk) is a gothic church, situated on a hill close the Namur Gate is one of the medieval parish churches of Leuven. People prayed here to St. Quentin for cures for a number of illnesses and diseases, inc. dropsy, whooping cough and children’s sickness. 

Construction of the church began circa 1440. The church consists of a nave and two aisles, there is a strongly projecting transept with blind transverse walls, an originally Romanesque tower.

Justus Lipsius described this church as Leuven’s most beautiful church.


(Source:, and other local sources), photo by Aslı Tezcan 

St. Quentin Church