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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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Amazing square, this Cathedral reminds of some castle with princess :) there are many pubs and bars around, also museum is close. Really nice organized

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing square, this Cathedral reminds of some castle with princess :) there are many pubs and bars around, also museum is close. Really nice organized

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a gorgeous cathedral! This was the first cathedral I visited while in Europe and I was taken aback by the beauty of it. So much culture and history, art and beauty.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off in Mainz on a recent river cruise down the Rhine, this is a city we hadn't visited before so we're looking forward to somewhere different to visit. We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely cathedral, it's history and architecture and would recommend it as a place to visit when in the city of Mainz.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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 August 21, 2016 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 August 21, 2016 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 August 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 August 17, 2016 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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