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Kolumba

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Address: Kolumbastr. 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0)221 933193-0
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dont miss the amazing atmosphere

an amazing restorations of the ruins with display rooms to present church collections with contemporary pieces and commissions in an amazing mixture. They change the display once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
kastoras
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

an amazing restorations of the ruins with display rooms to present church collections with contemporary pieces and commissions in an amazing mixture. They change the display once per year and the building is designed by the swims architect Peter Zumthor. You can also stay and read their collection of books in the reading room. Don't skip it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting this. A museum which combines medieval and modern art. It is a great space with views across to the cathedral from one window and is beautifully laid out.

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

There is lots to enjoy about this museum, the blend of modern art and historical, the unique layout, the incorporation of the excavations into the museum itself make it very interesting. It can be experienced in a short amount of time so if you think it would be inexpensive to go in I would recommend this gallery

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Superb architecture with surprising combination of old church and very modern architecture, then a combination of old, christian art pieces and some modern or ultra modern creation. A beautiful experience and feeling, fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I'm normally a huge fan of ecclesiastical art, so I was excited to visit Kolumba while I was in Cologe recently. Unfortunately, that didn't last long after entering. The building itself is really interesting, a great venue for art and really interesting architecturally, particularly the way that it incorporates archaeological excavations into the building. However, if you're primarily interested in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a confusing empty museum / gallery. There really is little to see and what there is is badly labellled.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

and good art in a modified historic place. Zumthor did a beautiful job transforming that ruin of a church and archaeological site. Fantastic views and surprising, perfectly reduced structures. Even the christian art was selected carefully and not overwhelming piles of stuff. Very nice place !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This is a great museum, particularly if you are interested in religious iconography - which interestingly, is interspersed with very contemporary pieces. It works though. Allow a couple of hours and be aware that you do have to pay. When you walk in the entrance there is a small bookshop but no signage about entry fee. So if you want... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We went in April 2016 during an exhibition called 'The Red Thread'. I'm usually an art lover, but this was just a terrible waste of time and space. Nonsense like tables full of cheap glassware passing as something meaningful. Don't waste your time.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautifull selected art pieces with special focus. Delightfull surrounding, wonderfull rooms and light. A must for people who like modern and old in asthetic harmony.

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