La Grande Chiesa di San Martino è una delle dodici grandi chiese romaniche di Colonia. Si trova nel centro storico ed è circondato da edifici residenziali e commerciali degli anni '70 e '80. Fino alla secolarizzazione del 1802 la chiesa era la chiesa dell'omonima abbazia benedettina. La Basilica a tre navate con il suo Coro a forma di trifoglio e la Crociera, sormontata da una torre quadrata di con quattro torri angolari è uno dei punti di riferimento più suggestivi nel panorama della città sulla riva sinistra del Reno.
The church is part of the visual of the cologne skyline. Inside it is rather simplistic. Run by moncs and sisters with regular mess services
Pleasantly surprised but this church. It has quite a sober vibe inside but that makes it very beautiful. I especially liked the stained glass windows which we're modern and pretty.
Architectonically, the church has very pure interior, supporting the monastic spirituality of the place. The services of the religious order are very contemplative and peaceful. If one looks for a pensive rather than a joyful service, this is definitely the place to go.
Beautiful church. I highly recommend climbing the bell tower.
Worth a visit. Church is operated by the Christian community of the "Monastische Gemeinschaften von Jerusalem". Too long to explain the background. Please check out on Google.
One of the twelve romanesque churches in Cologne. I love the exterior cylindrical structure with a nice and peaceful interior.
With its distinctive crossing tower and trefoil choir, Groß St. Martin has shaped the skyline of Cologne’s historic Old Town since the Middle Ages. In Roman times, the site was located on an island in the Rhine and contained several warehouses. The church was built on top of these warehouses and incorporated their remains. The dimensions of the church were based on those of the southeastern part of the ancient storage complex. After Groß St. Martin was severely damaged in World War II, impressive archaeological excavations were made underneath the choir. As a result, the smooth transition from the foundations of a Roman warehouse to the walls of the church aisles can still be clearly seen. The upper parts of the church were reconstructed after World War II and are a typical example of Rhenish architecture from between 1150 and 1250. Today the interior of this former Benedictine church is characterized, on the one hand, by its imposing architecture and, on the other, by its minimalist furnishings. Join us on a tour of Great St. Martin and visit the excavations. Another popular city walk will take you to the Praetorium and also to the Great St. Martin and other monuments.