St. Maria im Kapitol, Cologne

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#8 of 17 in Historic Sites in Cologne
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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  • Founded in the 7th century over a temple of the Capitoline triad, partially destroyed in the second world war and subsequently rebuilt it contains important works of art like the enameled cross or the Virgin of Limburg.
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  • The coolest Church of Cologne. Magnificent apse, Colonnade, Interior, crypt. For me the number one in Cologne
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  • It is a Romanesque church heavily damaged during the war and then rebuilt and definitely worth a visit. I haven't been able to get inside but I enjoyed the cloister collected and full of flowers and the corner of peace and tranquillity just behind the Church, accessed by entering under an arch. Ideal for a break from sightseeing.
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  • כנסייה כמעט לא ידועה למרות שיש לה מה להציע: היא העתיקה והגדולה מבין הכנסיות בסגנון רומנסקי שבעיר, לפני הכניסה אבני מצבה מתקופת ימי הביניים המוקדמים והעיקר: הדלתות מעץ, הנמצאות בתוך הכנסייה, שמקורן משנת 1060 והנמצאות עדיין במצב מצויין, המציגות ב-26 תבליטים עץ, קטעים מחייו של ישו.
  • Fantastic Romanesque church! Inside the luxurious church doors-masterpiece of wood rìz′b'ârstva 11 (!) and tusks of prehistoric animals. Modern restorers added new details to the entrance-find them!) In the church yard integrated hostel-you can see the Church Gallery 2nd floor. Must-visit place in Cologne!
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  • powerful place
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  • In the Cathedral of equally beautiful
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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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