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Basilica of St. Castor

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Address: Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4926 131550
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Beautiful Church

A wonderfully prayerful atmosphere permeates this church. The holy images and appointments are particularly tasteful and artistic. Well worth a visit and a chance to pray while on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
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Bethalto, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica of St. Castor is the oldest church in Koblenz. The grounds around the church are outstanding. The inside as well as the outside are beautiful. It was beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A wonderfully prayerful atmosphere permeates this church. The holy images and appointments are particularly tasteful and artistic. Well worth a visit and a chance to pray while on a bustling tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Free entry. Definitely worth a walk around the church and take a look at the fanastic grounds. The landscaping is superb. The church itself a typical period church close to town and the river.

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Surrounded by lovely gardens this church is an example of the blinding architecture of the old days. Take your time..you wont regret it

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

A view of the bygone era, wonderful architecture from inside and outside. I loved the musical instrument(not sure if its a musical instrument or not, but looked like a giant piano and mouth organ, I may be completely wrong here). I noticed that in other churches as well in other cities. Its in the old city and near by to... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens around the Basilica . It is definitely worth the walk to this church. This is one of the highlights in this quaint town.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

A beautiful piece of architecture in a lovely old city. We had no time to go inside as we were on a guided walking tour - maybe next time

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We loved this Church, spending quite a lot of time in the Gardens as well as in the church. It was built between 817 and 836, and is the oldest church in Koblenz and since 2002 it has been classified as a UNESCO World heritage site, evidently there was a Temple on the site from 100 AD. The artwork in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I agree that this is one of our highlights. We really love this church. The feel was just so warm and bright. The grounds were beautiful. The history was rich. The surrounding area was packed with things to do. We love it, and will visit again!

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Thank Bradford B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Built built between 817 and 836, the Basilika St. Kastor or Kastorkirche is the oldest church in Koblenz. It is open from 09:00 to 18:00 for visits, with services at 18:30 on Saturday and 11:00 on Sunday. Destroyed in 1944, it was rebuilt from 1948 to 1955. It was made a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1991.... More 

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