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St. Maria im Kapitol

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Largest Romanesque church in Cologne

St. Maria im Kapitol is an 11th century Romanesque church located in the old town of Cologne (on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lausanne, Switzerland
Why go to the dome?

This church with its lovely garden is all you'll wish for after being part of the crowds in the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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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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Marienplatz 19, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 214615
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Maria im Kapitol is an 11th century Romanesque church located in the old town of Cologne (on the site of the ancient Roman Capitoline temple). The church was damaged seriously during the Second World War. Tthe north convent, vaults of the Gothic nave and...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This church with its lovely garden is all you'll wish for after being part of the crowds in the dome and Altstadt. In the monastery garden the bumblebees enjoy the dahlias (just as beautiful as in any botanical garden) and in the church you can...More

Thank Helena H
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The church has the typical Ottonian shape, and is quite elegant. It is one of the 12 romanesque churches in Cologne. The main reason to go, is to view the original wooden door, still on display, but no longer in use. When I was there,...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and historically important church that is a really nice church to visit. The church and the site of the church has some serious history attached to it ,built on the foundations of Roman Capitoline Temple the beautiful Romanesque architecture looks superb...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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 Romanesque architecture. It is accessed through...More

Thank jef-ind
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.

Thank Ricktucker1971
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...More

Thank Trainbleu
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...More

Thank WBC49
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.

Thank jordanellie41
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...More

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