St. Maria im Kapitol

St. Maria im Kapitol, Cologne

St. Maria im Kapitol
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Süd
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany9,620 contributions
Enjoyed seeing this
Aug 2021 • Solo
Enjoyed seeing this... A nice little visit. The church is set in a quiet little area, surrounded by some quaint houses. An attractive church.
Written 20 August 2021
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,191 contributions
The largest Romanesque church in Cologne
Dec 2019
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 trefoil-shaped apse which serves as a model for the ”cloverleaf” chancels of other churches. The main level of the church was open during our visit and the crypt was closed (entrance on the right side of the choir. Allow ~30 + min for your visit.
Written 9 February 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608,229 contributions
Another beautiful church.
Dec 2019 • Friends
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 in the Romanesque style of architecture that is so pleasing on the eye.
Of all the Romanesque churches in Cologne St Maria Im Kapitol is the largest and built like similar churches in Cologne with three apses giving it the distinctive trefoil shape so indicative of this city.
The church has seen major renovation over the centuries particularly during the 19th century and post world war two.
It's a huge church,walking around and taking in the superb architecture both inside and outside is such a joy.
A beautiful church,one I highly recommend you visit if your in the area and easy to locate on Marienplatz.
Written 28 December 2019
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bill g
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK107 contributions
Hidden Gem
Nov 2019
St Maria im Kapitol is located in the Old Town of Cologne and is well worth a visit. It has been well maintained and is of Romanesque design. As you walk through the Cloisters, you envisage those, over the centuries, who have walked these flagstones before you. Far from the crowds, yet easy to find, enjoy the tranquility this Church has to offer you.
Written 30 November 2019
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Sumitkumar_13
Mumbai872 contributions
Stunning
May 2019
St. Maria im Kapitol is an ancient Romanian church. The place provides lot of greenery away from the crowd.
Written 30 September 2019
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Vivien De Graaf
Melbourne, Australia171 contributions
The 12th century Frescoes a must see.
Aug 2019
Just stunning to see this incredible old well preserved piece of Architecture. Well worth the walk along the Rhine to see it. Duck next door to the Mustard Museum whilst here for a Brat wurst and Honey Mustard. So delicious for Sunday morning breakfast prior to Church.
Written 15 September 2019
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
Beautiful
May 2019 • Solo
St. Maria im Kapitol is an 11th century Romanesque church located in the Kapitol-Viertel in the old town of Cologne. It was dedicated to St. Mary and built between 1040 and 1065. It is one of twelve Romanesque churches built in Cologne during this period. Measuring 100 m x 40 m and encompassing 4,000 square metres of internal space, St. Maria is the largest of the Romanesque churches in Cologne
You enter through the beautiful peaceful garden already setting the atmosphere of what waits ahead.
I was amused by the door handle - will add a photo
Really a must do
Written 9 June 2019
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NotAFoodSnobFromNY
Saint Cloud, MN505 contributions
So incredibly beautiful.
Mar 2019 • Friends
Both inside and out. A quiet and peaceful respite from the noise of the city. You could spend over an hour in here and still not see everything there is to see as it is huge and quite spectacular.
Written 6 April 2019
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490theos
Southend-on-Sea, UK552 contributions
An impressive church/moastery
Dec 2018 • Couples
Centrally located almost adjacent to the Cathedral its worth a look if you are in the area. We entered by the west door
Written 6 January 2019
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Lucy E
South Bend, United States71 contributions
A mystical beautiful church
Sep 2018 • Business
We were able to spend some time in this wonderful church. There ware a number of tour groups and it was easy to understand why. The garden was lovely. It was a special place to sit and just breathe.
Written 26 September 2018
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  • Sun - Sun 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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