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St. Maria im Kapitol

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Address: Marienplatz 19, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 221 214615
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This intimate church includes intricately designed wooden doors from the...

This intimate church includes intricately designed wooden doors from the 11th century on its outside and wooden carvings depicting the life of Christ on its inside.

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So many churches, so little time, but go anyway

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Smiths Falls, Canada
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Smiths Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

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Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Cologne has so many Romanesque churches - twelve in all – that we couldn’t visit them all during our short stay. But we didn’t miss St. Mary in the Capitol, which was only a short walk from our hotel on Hay Market (“Heumarkt”). It is said to be the first church in Cologne with the typical three-lobed choir, also to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Popped in here just before Easter and kept a low profile as there was a service on. Almost no congregation, but several men and women in robes, carrying out a service. They were singing and the acoustics were amazing. great to hear. very minimal decoration in the church but still interesting to see.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This church has a more modern look to it with it's outer brick facade. It is very nice inside as well but I found it very hard to find even with my map.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Unfortunately due to time, we didn’t get chance to go inside this Church however, it looked wonderful from the outside.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Amongst so many church buildings in Cologne, each with their own character and ambiance, the St Maria im Kapitol encases peroids of history long forgotten. Based on the design of the Nativity church in Bethlehem this churc was built on former Roman foundations and over the former era's Roman Capital Temple. The Roman occupation of this whole area is subtely... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Right near downtown, and easy to find, St. Maria im Kapitol is one of the best preserved Romanesque churches in the Cologne area. From the Cathedral walk straight down the pedestrian only Hohe Strasse until the end. Look to the left and you will see the tower. Make a left on L111 and a quick right onto Kasinostrasse and the... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The church is at Marienplatz, but it was difficult to find the door to the church. You have to go around the block to find it because there are apartment buildings around it and you do not have sight of the doorway. The church has plenty of good religious art and the stained glass windows are beautiful. There is a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is the most beautiful Romanesque church with such a peaceful interior. It has beautiful pieces of art including an incredible pair of doors depicting various biblical stories. The church also has a magnificent cloister. There was a lady manning the small stall who was most helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

We were all alone in this ancient Romanesque church, and we could feel the history, the art and the architecture all around come alive. If you have time, this is worth a visit. It's worth reading about the 12 Romanesque churches of Cologne before you visit. There is a wonderful website providing all the history and details.

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