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Eglise des Dominicains

Place des Dominicains, 68000 Colmar, France
03-89-24-46-57
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Colmar
Type: Religious Sites
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The issenheim altar piece is definitely worth a look see while waking through colmar. Be sure to go to the far wall for a small scale model as to how the piece functioned. This isn't the musee d'orsay or the louvre by a far stretch but a lovely stop worthy of an hour or so if Christian art is of... More

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

At the present time, the Dominican Church serves as the temporary home of the Issenheim Altarpiece, a masterpiece of western art. This work added to the church's permanent treasure on display, The Virgin in the Rosebush, make this a must see attraction for any visitor to Colmar in my opinion. I have wanted to see the altarpiece for a long... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful exhibit, not crowded, inexpensive, and easy to find. The inside is very quiet and a respite from the crowds of shoppers.

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Vannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

for some more months the celebrated RETABLE D'ISSENHEIM will be exhibited in the beautiful eglise des Dominicains, along with XVth century paintings; after that, it will be replaced in the nearby Musee d'Unterlinden after the closure of a vast rehabilitation. he Church offers much more space, and, in my view, a far better light.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We toured this chuch with no expectations. The altar pieces they have there blew us away. What a wonderful surprise. The church also has beautiful wood carved choir section where the monks would chant the offices. Definitely worth a visit.

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

At present (early 2014) two major pierces of art are on display here: Schongauer's "Virgin in the Rosebush" and Grunewald's Isenheim Altarpiece. Of these, the first is not only lovely in itself, but is also - I think - perfectly positioned for a work of this type, brilliantly lit by the high choir windows all round, and placed in and... More

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This church has a prominent spot on the Colmar skyline. Its plain exterior is mirrored inside, but you don't come here to see the building. You come here to see the art. This is the home of Martin Schongauer's Virgin in the Rosebush, a beautiful work of art with an interesting history. As an added treat in 2014, Matthias Grunewald's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This 12-13th C church is rather plain inside but the portrait of the Red Madonna is wonderful. No photographs allowed.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A wonderful exhibition around the 'Madonna im Rosenhag' by Martin Schongauer in a beautiful church. We were late in the afternoon and were lucky to have a chance to look at the painting.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Martin Schongauer's Virgin in the Rosebush is more than enough reason to visit this church. The work is as brilliant as if it were painted yesterday. The high lights are magnified on several panels on either side of the work and described in French, English and German. I also found the stations of the cross in this church most moving.

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