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St. Paulin-Kirche

Thebaerstrasse, 54292 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #8 of 150 Attractions in Trier
Type: Religious Sites
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This flamboyantly baroque church is tucked away in a small non-descript lane in Trier. Don't miss it though as its really beautiful. Its named in honour of St. Paulinus of Trier and although he had been exiled from the city, his remains were brought back. However, if you are squeamish about huge caches of bones, don't go to the crypt.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stumbled on St Pauls while out walking. What a wonderful ‘find’ … the most amazing ceiling paintings … a jaw-dropping moment when you walk in. It’s not on the ‘Tourist route’ but well worth searching for. About a 10 min walk from the Porta Nigra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

All yellow painted, the church can easily be spotted!! Watch out for the painted ceilings - amazing!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The paintings on the ceiling are great and heavily framed with plaster work and cherubs on the pilasters. No guidebook in any language, but definitely the best views are inside. The Alter is gilt and very high Baroque in style and it's a very light church. It has concerts part of the year, unfortunately we did not hear one. It... More

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Olen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We did not visit the interior of this church as it was not situated in the corner we resided in, but seen from pix it must be worthwhile. I took this pix from the Fort Konstatntin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

A beautiful yellow church. The legend or history says that Napoleon did not take the treasures out of this church, because even he was touched by its stunning beauty. They also have a stunning organ. Go there for a concert if you can.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

We have visited this church many times and it is still a thrill to open the door and step inside. I have been told Balthazar Neumann (spelling approximate!), who designed the interior, wanted those entering this church to feel as if they are entering heaven. The ceilings are so impressively painted, in a baroque style, as to make verbal description... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

The former Collegiate Church of St. Paulin in the northern part of the city was erected in a Roman cemetery. The most remarkable features of the church are the ceiling paintings and the sculptures in the interior. At the end of the 4th century, Bishop Felix had a church erected, 400 ft/120m long. Around AD 400, the remains of Paulinus,... More

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