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‘Heverlee - Park Abbey’


Today I present you a second beautiful historic sight in close proximity to Leuven:
Park Abbey, a well preserved 12th-century heritage site.
Its official name is Conventus Sanctae Mariae de Parco. But everyone knows it as Park Abbey (Dutch: Abdij van Park).

The Premonstratensians have inhabited the site since 1129. A small community of Premonstratensians continues to live according to the rules of monastic life and perform pastoral work.

The abbey site kept its authenticity throughout the centuries. The interior of the monastery and the look of the buildings are practically intact. The buildings, including the farm, watermill, church and gatehouses, have remained practically unchanged since the 17th century.

Its location is Heverlee, a sub-municipality of Leuven, the provincial capital of Flemish Brabant.
It is surrounded by greenery, ponds and pastures and within walking distance of the centre of Leuven.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6785 W: 24 N: 16023] (62804)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-28
  • Exposition: 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-08 23:47
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