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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

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Address: Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49 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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Beautiful and historic

It's a beautiful building full if history and amazing religious art. The entrance is free of charge and you can walk, a pray in the little chapels. Try to go during Christmas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful building full if history and amazing religious art. The entrance is free of charge and you can walk, a pray in the little chapels. Try to go during Christmas the have a nice Christmas market right next to the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive in size if not in decoration, this cathedral is worth a visit. The interior was sparser than expected, but the scale is impressive. The treasury requires a donation, the rest of the church and cloister is free.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a dark wet day and the inside was very dark. As well as the lack of light from outside the interior stone work is all very dark - it all feels very medieval.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful cathedral dominates central Mainz. It is about a thousand years old and is a beautiful red colour externally. The roof and the cloisters were damaged by Allies bombs in the war but both are now back to their best. It is rather gloomy inside but well worth a visit to see the lovely stained glass windows.

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Thank Kevin F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When entering this church bear in mind that every statue and every column was carved out of stone by hand. The beauty is breath taking. Explore every room. Go through to the abby where the nuns and monks live. You can easily spend over an hour here. You can take photos but without a flash.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very hard to miss this Cathedral as you're walking around town. It takes up an entire block though it is completely surrounded by the town that grew up against it. It's a little more Gothic than I prefer though it has traces of Romanesque architecture as well (since it is over a millennium old). I love the way there... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely and big cathedral, centrally located in Mainz. The cathedral is over a thousand years old, and despite that, it looks well taken care of, although I have to say parts of its interior did feel gloomy (and not just the crypt). Don't miss the beautiful painted glass windows and the lovely courtyard.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mainz Cathedral goes back more than a 1.000 years in time! Enjoy a quiet moment just off from the busy farmers market, right in front of the "Dom". It also holds a very intersting museum. And, if you are lucky, on certain Saturday mornings, you can enjoy a wonderful FREE organ concert ...

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is in the areas of the Market. There is a museum nearby as well. I got lucky and was here during a holiday when they have parts open, that aren't usually open. Which made it even more amazing. By itself, I would say it is OK. but there is more around this area as well. Museum, fountains, platz &... More 

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Carmel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located bear all major attraction in Mainz. It is surrounded by shops, cafe and restaurants. A great place to start you Mainz walking tour!

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