St. Maria im Kapitol, Cologne

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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  • St. Maria im Kapitol (St. Mary's in the Capitol), consecrated in 1065, is a Romanesque church based on the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and was dedicated to St. Mary. This church has a...  more »
  • St Maria I'm Kapitol ( St Mary's In The Capital ) is another beautiful church located in the Old Town of Cologne. Dating from the 11th century, dedicated to St Mary,constructed between 1040 - 1065.....  more »
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  • This was a good visit. This is a quiet place to enjoy the garden in the cloister. The building is well cared for. Please bear in mind that this is a practicing church, and there frequent services. Please just check the signs before going in. Easy access by tram and a short walk.
  • Wonderful place with long history. Unfortunately it suffered during WWII, but it was rebuilt. Church is located outside strict city centre, but I believe it is worth seeing. Church provides little leaflets describing the important monuments inside

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