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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

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Address: Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 6131 253412
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the...

The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the tombs of several of the city's archbishops.

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Different than your usual cathedral!

After seeing numerous cathedrals in France, this was a completely different experience. Many of the statues were quite macabre! Definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After seeing numerous cathedrals in France, this was a completely different experience. Many of the statues were quite macabre! Definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Mainz and have time visit the Cathedral. It is very pretty and welcoming. As most in Europe, it has great design and history.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to believe this beautiful Romanesque cathedral was damaged during WWII, as the repairs following the war appear seamless. Newer windows are the only hint of previous damage that remains visible to the casual viewer. The warm pink sandstone walls create a welcoming space that is visually attractive and less cluttered than many of the later baroque churches found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an incredible feeling to stand in a building,which oldests parts are about one thousand years old. If you are lucky, someone will play the organ during your visit. For some quite prayer time there is a beautiful old chapel included in the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting landmark! The cafes and McDonalds are along side this and great to use as a landmark to get to Market!

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a stop. Beautiful church in Romanesque style, Definitely worth a walk through. The windows and the altars are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is not a magnificent one compared to many other churches in Europe. But the artifacts inside have many stories and symbolic meaning. Worth spending to appreciate the story each artifact tells you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More along the lines of the big European Cathedrals. Nice to walk through along with the garden area. Just amazing these were built by men so many years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mainz Cathedral is truly amazing to see, especially when you consider that the construction of it began over 1,000 years ago. Built over generations and definately built to last. The size and mass of this ancient Cathedral is very impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 1,000 year old cathedral is dedicated to St Martin of Tours. It was constructed largely in the Romanesque architectural style that is characterised by round arches rather than the pointed arches of the later Gothic period. The cathedral is not highly decorated and its interior is somewhat austere. Its internal austerity is not matched externally. It is rather flamboyant,... More 

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