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St. Maria im Kapitol, Cologne
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The 11th-century St. Maria im Kapitol is the largest of Cologne's Romanesque churches. Although it suffered damage in World War II, some of its centuries-old artworks survived. Don't miss the intricately designed wooden doors from the 11th century, a plague crucifix from the 14th century, or the "Virgin on a Throne" from the 13th century. The crypt displays foundations of a Roman temple from the first (yes, FIRST!) century and of a previous church from 690 AD. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to St. Maria im Kapitol and many more Cologne attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cologne itinerary builder.
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  • This church is if you are in area, well worth going to see. It is a large, but not really beautiful church.
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  • Recommend-lots of suddenly-surprising in this very important Cologne-Romanesque church at fullest absence of crowds.
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  • The considerations for other sites in Cologne, destroyed by war and rebuilt. Interesting that the Church was built on a rise where the Temple of Capitoline triad. Nice exterior, interesting to the inside, but unfortunately almost all rebuilt.
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