Basilica Of St. Ursula112 Votes Currently Open
- Address: St.Ursula, Ursulaplatz 24, 50668 Cologne, Germany
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49-221133400
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Cemetery, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site
Built upon the ruins of an ancient Roman cemetery, St. Ursula was constructed to honor the 11,000 virgins that are said to be buried in the cemetery. St. Ursula is the other one of the twelve Romanesque churches that you should not miss out on. The St. Ursula is so historically pertinent that Cologne’s coat of arms, which has 11 figurines are in fact of St. Ursula and 10 virgins.
You might notice a slight difference in the style of architecture once you’re inside. It’ll be slight if you’re looking from a layman’s perspective, glaringly obvious if you know your architecture. While the nave and dome has been designed keeping the Romanesque style in mind, the choir has been influenced by Gothic architecture.
Be sure to visit the Golden Chamber, the alleged site from where the remains of the saint and the virgins are said to have been excavated. All the bones that have been retrieved from the cemetery line the walls of the Golden Chamber forming either letters or designs.
How to Reach Basilica Of St. Ursula
- Dom/Hauptbahnhof (Subway station)
- Schreckenskammer (German cuisine served)
- Pan & Pani (European cuisines served)
- Jaipur (Indian cuisine served)
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2.72% of people who visit Cologne include Basilica Of St. Ursula in their plan
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85% of people start their Basilica Of St. Ursula visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Basilica Of St. Ursula
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Basilica Of St. Ursula Reviews & Ratings
What time is Mass on Sunday May 26, 2024. we will be coming in on a Viking river cruise. Wondered if we could find a place for Sunday Mass which would coordinate with the cruise. not sure what time the cruise will arrive.Answer Report Abuse