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St. Maria im Kapitol

Marienplatz 19, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 214615
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beautiful Romanesque church

I came across this church somewhat by accident during a short trip to Cologne. It is a bit outside... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
So many churches, so little time, but go anyway

While aimlessly walking around, I stumbled upon this church, well not really as I saw it as I was... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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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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  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Marienplatz 19, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 214615
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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 28 February 2016

Unfortunately due to time, we didn’t get chance to go inside this Church however, it looked wonderful from the outside.

Thank Cheryl B
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

Thank Wynand S
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Right near downtown, and easy to find, St. Maria im Kapitol is one of the best preserved Romanesque churches in the Cologne area. From the Cathedral walk straight down the pedestrian only Hohe Strasse until the end. Look to the left and you will see...More

2  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The church is at Marienplatz, but it was difficult to find the door to the church. You have to go around the block to find it because there are apartment buildings around it and you do not have sight of the doorway. The church has...More

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is the most beautiful Romanesque church with such a peaceful interior. It has beautiful pieces of art including an incredible pair of doors depicting various biblical stories. The church also has a magnificent cloister. There was a lady manning the small stall who was...More

1  Thank 1234jan
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