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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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Special exhibition of medieval manuscripts, and muiscal texts

Loved the display of manuscripts, but i think this was not a permanent exhibition. You can still see the marvellous Tryptich, but this is also a matter a taste.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Gothic church, originally a Dominican order chapel, is mainly known for the Virgin and Child with Roses altarpiece. However, the true gems are BEHIND--volumes of medieval handwritten books and hymnbooks with beautiful colored illustrations! The stained glass windows are also old and well preserved. However, it is sad to see such a sanctuary now turned into a cold museum.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the display of manuscripts, but i think this was not a permanent exhibition. You can still see the marvellous Tryptich, but this is also a matter a taste.

Thank Man0lis2014
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church has a beautiful Madonna of the Rosegarden altarpiece by Martin Schongauer. But this summer and into the fall, don't miss the special exhibit featuring it ms from Colmar's Archives (temporarily closed) on display, in honor of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Order. Manuscripts and special documents are on display, with an excellent audio guide... More 

Thank WeHaKe
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dominican Church with its Madonna in the Rosebower by Colmar born Martin Schongauer is also worth a visit, Until September they are also hosting an exhibition of rare books and maps which is well worth the 2.50 euro entry fee. It does close from 1pm till 3pm but you can return on same day if you need more time.

Thank mousefindsout
Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The church itself is rather austere and would in my opinion not necessarily merit a detour; however there is an interesting exhibition of medieval and renaissance manuscripts on these days. In addition there's an interesting and thorough text-based presentation of the history of the Dominican order.

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We mainly visited this church since it was the temporary exhibit site for the Musee Unterlinden, A marvelous exhibit, which also included the Issenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grunewald. The Virgin of the Rose Bower by Martin Schongauer of Colmar was a major bonus since we were not familiar with this work. Admission was 6 euros each with an audio guide.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

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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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Italia222
Placerville, California
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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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