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Saint Gereon's Basilica, Cologne

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Visit Saint Gereon's Basilica to experience an 11th-century chapel that is one of only 12 Romanesque churches in Cologne. Take in the architectural features of the church as you look up at the dome, study the intricate floor mosaic of David and Goliath, or inspect the remains of the Roman walls and medieval murals. The ancient granite column, called the Blood Column, features a Latin inscription embedded in the wall above. Don't miss the crypt, where you'll find Roman tombstones in the walls and a floor mosaic with the signs of the zodiac. The church is closed to visitors during Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Arrange your visit to Saint Gereon's Basilica and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cologne using our Cologne trip itinerary maker.
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  • Unusual Romanesque Basilica honoring St. Geriona. The huge Dome, the Pieta at the entrance. In the crypt of the Byzantine icon.
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  • What more I called the attention of this church is its ship circular. Moreover, he doesn't have to be one reconstruction more.
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  • St. Gereon is one of the 12 "large" Romanesque churches of Cologne and is one of the most beautiful with security. Especially the ceiling vaults in the nave is very impressive; also the stained-glass Windows by Georg Meistermann. Overall St. Gereon conveys how significant are the Romanesque churches of Cologne, culturally and historically more important than the Cathedral.
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