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The Church Of STS. Peter and Paul: photos, description Eglise Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul)

Eguisheim is one of the small villages lying in the path of the popular tourist route "the Wine road of Alsace". It is also known as the birthplace of one of the Popes - Leo IX, who lived in the XI century. In the town there is a statue of him, and right behind her stands the Church of saints Peter and Paul.

The Church of Peter and Paul survived to our time, which was formed by the early nineteenth century. It is known that the building of the Church was built on the site of earlier religious buildings, erected most likely in the second half of the eleventh century. The Church building was made of local yellow Sandstone.

Middle ages dates from this element of the Church as the bell tower, which is now one of the tallest buildings surrounding the square next to the Church. Square in cross-section and decorated with a clock tower towering over half-timbered houses. The tower consists of several tiers, each of which has a Lancet window shape.

The portal of the Church historians have identified as the construction of the XIII century. The portal is a classic example of this element in Romanesque architecture - it is decorated with figures of saints, columns and semi columns, the top part of it is the archivolt with pointed arches. On the tympanum of the portal master was placed the figure of Jesus Christ surrounded by his apostles - Peter and Paul. Each of them depicted with their attributes, Peter with the key, and Paul - with the Scriptures. The figures of Christ and the apostles were made of filigree, moreover, the medieval master had made them images and other elements of the polychrome portal. The portal of the Church of Peter and Paul was recognized as one of the monuments of history and culture of Alsace.

Another feature of the Church is a wooden statue of the virgin Mary, the breast of which consists of two wings, and behind them is the image of the sacrament. The sculpture was created in the XIV century.