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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Domplatz 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
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Ranked #11 of 117 Attractions in Frankfurt
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of coronation for Holy Roman Emperors.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Unusual Cathedral in how it's so different on the inside from the outside. The outside looks like 'traditional' old styled cathedral, lots of detail. The inside is much more modern, large bricks but also really nice. Right near the Christmas Markets so easy to get to if you're visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We went at night, its an impresive design... we coulnt enter, but at night you can take good pictures while going down town or to the main square

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Bebington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I first saw the building at night when it's fantastic tower was lit up, and it looked fabulous. Went back to visit it during the day, and although the outside was impressive, I was disappointed with the inside. It's not as old as it looks, and to my eyes, it lacked grandeur

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Cathedral is located right off of the Franklin Romer (main square/plaza). As of December 2014, there is a great deal of construction in the area surrounding the Cathedral, so you have to wind your way around the construction to get to the Cathedral from the main square/plaza. The inside of the Cathedral is relatively austere when compared to other... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Despite its large dimensions, the interior is very modest. The atmosphere inside very well fits the spirit of worship. I felt the same feeling inside whenever I visited a cathedral or any large church: There should be some people playing the organ -- continuously.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Frankfurt's main cathedral - the Dom - sure looks impressive on the outside. Its sheer height and reddish color are enough to impress just about anyone. However, once you enter the cathedral, its height sort of disappears as it feels rather "empty". So yes, it's been reconstructed and still has some Gothic charm to it, but the reconstruction made it... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Dom is located close to the Roemer. I had to circle around the church as there is so much construction in the area. The exterior of the church is very nice even with all of the construction going on. After entering the church, to the immediate left is the museum which charges a fee, instead head forward and enter... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Once you climb the 300+ strips you get great views on the city and can appreciate why they are investing and rebuilding the old town. Will look good when it's done in 2016 but a good cheap way to view the city.

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Tagliacozzo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

For gothic architecture lovers it's a must. The restoration of the curch is perfect, maybe too perfect as it seems it was built the last month. I liked the fact that you cannot visit the church during masses and the advice of not disturbing the prayers. Something that is going to disappear in other (and more important churches)

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Incredible architecture, acoustics - a humbling experience knowing the history goes as far back as the year 700. The arched ceilings are amazing as well as the huge organ on one side of the wall. Be sure to walk around the outside, the intricate work on the outside is amazing. It's currently undergoing some updates but don't let that deter... More 

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