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St. Aposteln Church: Exterior detail, West Tower

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posted on 2017-06-30, 00:00 authored by G. Massiot & cie
The northern apse is visible to the left, beyond the tower. The transept of the nave closes behind the West Tower. [Dupe of 3415]\u000a\u000aDominated by the cathedral, the city changed its appearance from the 10th century with the construction of St Maria im Kapitol, Gross St Martin (1150-1230), St C\u00E4cilien (ca. 1130-1160; now part of Schn\u00FCtgen-Mus) and St Aposteln (begun ca. 1030), which rose above the tightly packed burgher houses. One of the twelve Romanesque-era churches left in Cologne, which formed the shape of a cross within a circle in the city. Sancta Colonia was thus laid out according to the Christian plan of redemption by Archbishop Bruno I (953-965). St Aposteln is a three-aisled basilica with three apses (triconch choir, ca. 1200) and a small octagonal tower at the crossing.

History

Alt Title

Basilika St. Aposteln

Date Created

1910-01-01

Date Modified

2017-06-30

Spatial Coverage

Cologne|Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: Neumarkt 30|+50.936639+6.945

Temporal Coverage

before or circa 1910

Cultural Context

Romanesque

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