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. Take a look at our Cologne route site to schedule your visit to St. Maria im Kapitol and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • No other Church has a so magnificent rood screen, no other shows the middle ages still in beautiful shape. Be sure to visit!
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  • The church has the typical Ottonian shape, and is quite elegant. It is one of the 12 romanesque churches in Cologne. The main reason to go, is to view the original wooden door, still on display, but n...  more »
  • This is a beautiful and historically important church that is a really nice church to visit. The church and the site of the church has some serious history attached to it ,built on the foundations of ...  more »
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  • Hidden and not equal to find. Many say this church is more beautiful than the Cologne Cathedral. A matter of taste, of course, is just to go and decide for themselves. For me, it's beautiful and gets 5 stars.
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  • A beautiful, intricately designed Church! She liked better personally than the Cologne Cathedral. St. Mary is somewhat hidden surrounded by residential development. She has a very beautiful cloister, a mosaic is located in the entrance area, the / the altar / altars runs a tour. The history of St. Mary is shown in detail in the entrance area. What I unfortunately was missing, were details of any damage caused by the war.
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  • Was very impressed by the architecture inside. Great wide in the room. Worth seeing and walking of the Hay market or Galeria Kaufhof quickly accessible.
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  • Magnificent Romanesque church, powerful and harmonious presents the Romanesque style of the 10th and 11th century
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