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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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  • I came across this church somewhat by accident during a short trip to Cologne. It is a bit outside of the Old Town center, perhaps 10-15 minutes' walk from the Dom. It caught my eye due to its clear R...  more »
  • St. Maria im Kapitol is one of 12 Romanesque basilicas in Cologne. Monumental building with green cloister in front of the entrance. About the Basilica now under construction, in search of a sign we walked almost around the Basilica. According to tradition, the statue of St. Mary really lie fresh apples.
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  • While aimlessly walking around, I stumbled upon this church, well not really as I saw it as I was walking along and looked down a street. I had to go and look. Just awesome.  more »