St. Maria im Kapitol Cologne, Germany 1065
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.
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- St. Maria im KapitolSt. Mary's at the Capitol
- 50.934600° N, 6.958380° E
- main dates
- 1065 constructed
- Kasinostrasse 650676
- (0221) 214615
Overviewby Holly Hayes
July 16, 2011
The best view of St. Maria im Kapitol is from an open plaza on the east, but entrance is via the west door after passing the cloisters. Inside, an iron gate opens into the Romanesque nave. The view to the apse is unfortunately interrupted by a large choir screen (of the Renaissance era), but the overall impression is still of great size and spaciousness. The nave is supported by strong rectangular pillars and narrow round striped arches, with decorative clustered columns above. The only departure is the continuation of the side aisles around the apses. continue reading →
Solo Church Crawling in ColognePosted December 21, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Winter in Germany
David has been sick with a nasty cold all week, so we haven't been on any further car trips since my last report. And as bad timing would have it, we have had beautiful weather this week - clear and sunny every day, although very cold. Highs are only in the 20s F and the frost is building up in layers so it looks like…
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