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The Dominican Church

Place des Dominicains
68000 Colmar
Eglise des Dominicains
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Started in 1283, the construction of the Dominican church mainly dates back to the first half of the 14th century. It is an important example of the mendicant orders architecture, even if the Dominicans arrived in 1278 were temporarily driven out of the city in 1330. In 1458, the roof and the cloister were damaged by a fire. After that, reconstruction works have been necessary. In 1720, thanks to the installation of a baroque decorating, the church was less austere than before. The Dominican church was during the most part of the 19th century used to non-religious ends, before becoming again a place of worship in 1898. The church has been restored in the early 80’s and 90’s.

Around 1475, Martin Schongauer’s studio created the Altarpiece of the Dominicans which is today exposed in the Unterlinden museum. Since 1973 the Dominican Church owns the masterpiece of Martin Schongauer, Madonna of the Rose Bush, which was exposed in the Saint Martin collegiate church. 

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Languages spoken : Français Allemand Anglais

Package visits offered: Free visit, Visit with guide tool

Animals accepted: No

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Place des Dominicains
68000 Colmar

Tél : 03 89 41 27 20
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Location: In the town

Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 1,5 km - Colmar

Altitude (m): 194

Accessibility: By bus

Opening hours: From 17/03 to 24/11/2016: every day,10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm, from 01/06 to 31/10: 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6 pm but on fridays & saturdays: 10am-6pm. Closed on 1st of May and on 25th of December.

Temporarily closed: 1 may, 25 december

Rates in €:

Adult rate1,50
Child rate0,50
Group rate1

Discounted rates:

Free for children (age limit)under 12 year
Discounts for childrenDe 12 à 18 ans & étudiants
Group (minimum number of people)15
Other special offers1