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Eglise des Dominicains

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Address: Place des Dominicains, 68000, Colmar, France
Phone Number: 03-89-24-46-57
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Altarpiece is a major piece of European Art

In 1277, despite the opposition of the canons of Saint Martin, the Dominicans were called to Colmar and began construction of their buildings here. The first stone of the church's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1277, despite the opposition of the canons of Saint Martin, the Dominicans were called to Colmar and began construction of their buildings here. The first stone of the church's was laid in 1283 by King Rudolph of Hapsburg, and the building was completed during the first half of the 14th C. Superb stained glass windows survive from this period.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Difficult rating to assess due to very conflicting emotions. Firstly let me say that the church is a first rate attraction on its own with some excellent stained glass, the exhibition is tremendous, all in all this should be a 5 star review but..... If all you want to see is the church then why is it arranged that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Issenheim Alterpiece is temporarily displayed here. This Grunewald masterpiece is magnificent and the audio guide (included with entrance fee) gives quite a bit of information and turned out to be extremely helpful. Other altarpieces and sacred art are on display as well - all absolutely beautiful. The exhibit is thoughtfully presented in a lovely space. Kudos to the curators.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a must-see in Colmar, especially while the altarpiece and other great works of religious art are displayed here during the remodeling of the Unterlinden. But the church itself -- with it's architecture, stained glass and carved wood paneling -- is a work of art, in and of itself. A highlight of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The great Grunewald is on display here, not brilliantly lit, but in beautiful surroundings and with very good literature and postcards available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

While the Unterlinden museum is closed for renovations, the Issenheim Altarpiece, as well as other church art from the time, is on display here. Able to view all the panels well and the audiotape guide is very helpful, included in the entrance fee of 8 euros. The symbolism and imagery in these paintings are amazing. If you are interested in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

As the Unterlinden is under constructions, they moved the Altarpiece here!! so no queue, and even free of charge(I'm not sure for that point, because we participated as guided tour).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You really must stop by to see the Issenheim Altarpiece on display here through December 2015 while the Unterlinden is being renovated. Make sure you get an audio player to follow along. The program is quite good and the audio descriptions are well done. The Altarpiece is exquisite. The church is centrally located in Colmar, a short distance from la... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This church is commonly called 'Colmar Cathedral' because of its majestic size rather than it ever being the seat of a bishop. It has a very tall nave and the long, narrow windows and unusual tower give the building considerable 'personality'. Inside is a tranquil, soothing space with a profusion of stained glass windows. There is a fine organ and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It is a former church and the very important items from the museum are on display. Very nice, free audio for USA folks. Easy to see everything, plenty of seating so you can really look. Very peaceful, even Nuns come here to see the art. No WC here. Because of the fungus disease rampant at the times, Christ is painted... More 

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