St. Maria im Kapitol

St. Maria im Kapitol

Built over the site of a Roman temple, the plan of this 11th-century church echoes that of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Notable artworks inside include a unique carved wooden door and a wooden crucifix.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249417
Names
St. Maria im Kapitol
St. Mary's at the Capitol

Timeline

710

The first version of St. Maria im Kapitol is constructed in Cologne on the site of a temple dedicated to the Capitoline Triad. Sponsored by Plektrudis (d. 717), it no longer survives but seems to have been a long hall church with rectangular foundations,

965

Death of Archbishop Bruno I of Cologne

1049

Pope Leo IX consecrates the altar of St. Maria im Kapitol, Cologne, in the presence of numerous bishops (72 according to tradition).

1065

Completion of St Maria im Kapitol

1065

Construction of St. Maria im Kapitol

Bibliography

  1. Official Website of St. Maria im Kapitol. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.maria-im-kapitol.de/kirche/kirche_01e.htm>