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Address: Place des Dominicains, 68000 Colmar, France
Phone Number: 03-89-24-46-57
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Great art display makes it even more special

Lovely church in its own right, although perhaps not as decorative inside as we expected. But with the current art display (whilst the museum is being renovated) it's definitely a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Yogya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have seen quite a lot of cathedrals in France. So comparable to them, this church is really normal. When I was there, there is a gallery of paintings inside.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Lovely church in its own right, although perhaps not as decorative inside as we expected. But with the current art display (whilst the museum is being renovated) it's definitely a worthwhile viewing. The audio guides are actually pretty good and really help you make sense of all the painted scenes. Certainly one of the top attractions of Colmar.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This church is nice but the current display of the Triptychs is astounding. Not one but several. They are so beautiful and on display that allows you to get close and enjoy the detail and colors.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Beautiful art. Nothing more to say. GO! Worth ever penny you pay. Includes audio guide if you don't want to read the placards in 3 languages.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Dominican Church Colmar. The building of this church started already in 1283, It is an important example of the mendicant orders architecture. The Dominicans arrived in 1278 but were temporarily driven out of town in 1930. In the year 1458 the roof and the cloister were severely damaged by a fire, so that a restauration was needed. The Dominican... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Eglise des Dominicains is the temporary home of the Issenheim Altarpiece. It is spectacular, as others here say, as is the Virgin in the Rosebush. There also are some lovely carved wooden pieces of statuary, and I regret that I didn't take time to identify the artists or subjects of these pieces. The altarpiece images have been lovingly cleaned... More 

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Samoens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Magnifient! Issenheim alter piece is spectacular, and very well presented. As are the two other major works here. Staff very friendly. Audio guide included in admission fee.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very interesting eglise which currently is hosting the Isenheim Altarpiece, one of France's greatest (and probably, outside the country, most unknown) ecclesiastical art treasures. The intricate nature of the Altarpiece (and other work by Martin Schongauer) was a joy to behold. And like similar museums, try to arrive early before the it becomes very busy, particularly with large school and... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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