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St. Maria im Kapitol, Cologne

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#9 of 44 in Historic Sites in Cologne
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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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  • Enjoyed seeing this... A nice little visit. The church is set in a quiet little area, surrounded by some quaint houses. An attractive church. 
    Enjoyed seeing this... A nice little visit. The church is set in a quiet little area, surrounded by some quaint houses. An attractive church.  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • This was a hidden spot in Cologne. Very quiet but beautiful. The signs inside said they only have 400 active members so donations from tourists are very helpful with church upkeep. Quite impressive from inside, though not as impressive from the outside.
  • 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.

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