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Kolumba

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Address: Kolumbastrasse 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0)221 933193-0
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Very interesting mix of ancient, religion art and modern

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Laurent O
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Laurent O
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Ben F
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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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Thank Philip L
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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Thank VeganTraveler
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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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Great and very restrained architecture allowing you to enjoy the exhibition in quiet and respectful surroundings. As always, Zumthor designs with great restraint and wonderful feel for space, light and form. Centrally located. 5 Euro entrance fee. The chapel - parts date back to the 2nd Century - is accessible and has a Richard Serra sculpture. Highly recommended.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

As though a museum had spent so much on making an amazing space that they ran out of money to fill it with incredible art. The medieval ivory carvings are incredible but after a while it feels like an overwhelming profusion of medieval religious pieces and substandard modern art. Could be sublime. Isn't quite.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

A church with a difference. The statue of Mary was recovered in tact from the war time rubble of the church and this chapel was created in celebration. The interior is modern and interesting.

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