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Dominican Church of Colmar

Great art in Gothic style

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Dominican clergy started this church in 1283, but the building has been renovated several times. In the early 18th century the Gothic structure took on a Baroque style, and today your attention will be drawn to the church’s beautiful portals and stained-glass windows.

The church is a bit bare and doesn’t have a bell, but the carved doors and stained-glass windows are beautiful. Inside, you will find lovely pieces of art including Madonna of the Rose Bush, a 1473 creation of Colmar’s native son and famous artist Martin Schongauer. The altarpiece depicts the Virgin and child seated on a rose backed by gold with angels holding crowns above them.

Next door, the old convent is now a public library and features a peaceful covered walkway and an attractive garden.


At A Glance

Address:
Rue des Serruriers at Place des Dominicains
Colmar Alsace 68000
Phone:
03 89 24 46 57

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