The Grand Square (Grote Markt) of Leuven is one of the buzziest squares in the city. Since the 14th century, it exists in its current state, surrounded by Gothic buildings. Today the square is considered the touristic hart of Leuven. One of those Gothic buildings is the Town Hall. The six imposing towers and the 149 statues in the outer walls show its architectural beauty. Opposite the Town Hall you can find the St. Peter’s Church. This Roman Catholic church, also in Gothic style, is the oldest one of Leuven. Due to severe damages during the two world wars, the church lost many valuable treasures.