Saint Gereon's Basilica, Cologne

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Visit Saint Gereon's Basilica to experience an 11th-century chapel that is one of only 12 Romanesque churches in Cologne. Take in the architectural features of the church as you look up at the dome, study the intricate floor mosaic of David and Goliath, or inspect the remains of the Roman walls and medieval murals. The ancient granite column, called the Blood Column, features a Latin inscription embedded in the wall above. Don't miss the crypt, where you'll find Roman tombstones in the walls and a floor mosaic with the signs of the zodiac. The church is closed to visitors during Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Add Saint Gereon's Basilica and other attractions to your Cologne trip itinerary using our Cologne trip maker website .
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  • If the cathedral crushes the city from its beautiful, the Basilica of Saint Géréon is a must-see. You enter a multi-era building and you go through the centuries. The Church is under the invocation of Géréon, the legendary leader of the the martyred Theban Legion, said to be in the time of Diocletian; it is St Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, who is said to have founded this church; The foundations are Roman. look at the pillars that used to be covered with paintings, the slabs etc. It is a place where every nook and cranny has a peculiarity; there is also a mock-up showing the complex once upon a time. A must in Cologne.
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  • I should miss the tour of the night and choose the tour of the day. The tour was very busy and the whole place was really difficult to get a feel.  more »
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