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The Church of the blessed virgin Mary in Lyskirchen: photo description St. Maria in Lyskirchen)

The Church of the blessed virgin Mary in Lyskirchen is one of the twelve churches of Cologne, which retained its primitive Romanesque style. This Basilica was founded in the year 948, and the modern building appeared before the eyes of tourists and residents, built through three centuries while adding some architectural details.

During the Second world war, the Church of the blessed virgin Mary in Lyskirchen suffered only slightly, that is, largely, was the fact that the Basilica has survived to the present day almost in its original form. The facade of the Basilica is decorated with particularly beautiful sculpted portals of the Romanesque period. Ancient paintings, dated to the XIII century, reflects the history of the Old and New Testaments. The distinctive and unique features of this Church is the statue of the virgin Mary, made of wood.

Basilica of the blessed virgin Mary refers to the number of steel buildings, its Western facade is chamfered. The Central nave with the addition of two towers, but completely built from them only North. On the lower floors of the chapel are of great beauty. The Western facade of the Basilica is probably the most unusual Church in the city. It is distinguished by framing the garland from the rest, complemented by a scalloped arch. On both sides of the portal there are two supporting columns. The roof of the Church of the blessed virgin Mary in Lyskirchen has ramps, made in the form of planes in a diamond shape.

Remarkable is the fresco depicting the adoration of the Magi - it was made in the first half of the XIII century and survived until the present time.