Palatine Chapel

The Palatine Chapel in Aachen is an early medieval chapel and remaining component of Charlemagne's Palace of Aachen in what is now Germany. Although the palace itself no longer exists, the chapel was preserved and now forms the central part of Aachen Cathedral. It is the city's major landmark and a central monument of the Carolingian Renaissance. The chapel held the remains of Charlemagne. Later it was appropriated by the Ottonians and coronations were held there from 936 to 1531.
Charlemagne began the construction of the Palatine Chapel around 792, along with the building of the rest of the palace structures. It was consecrated in 805 by Pope Leo III in honour of the Virgin Mary. The building is a centrally planned, domed chapel. The east end had a square apse, and was originally flanked by two basilican structures, now lost but known through archaeology. The chapel was entered through a monumental atrium, to the west. The plan and decoration of the building combines elements of Classical, Byzantine and Pre-Romanesque, and opulent materials as the expression of a new royal house, ruled by Charlemagne.

Source

Source: Wikipedia.org

Copyright: Creative Commons 3.0

More information

Comments Statistics

DE | | Public | CatalanDutchFrenchItalianSpanish

Address

Aachen, Städteregion Aachen, Germany

Advertisement

Things to do in surrounding

Aix-la-Chapelle

Search

Aix-la-Chapelle

Choose from more than 40 activities:

Route search

- RouteYou Selections -

Aix-la-Chapelle

Discover the most beautiful and popular trails in the area, carefully bundled into appropriate selections.

Sights nearby

Aix-la-Chapelle

- RouteYou Selections -

Aix-la-Chapelle

Discover the most beautiful and popular attractions in the area, carefully bundled in appropriate selections.

Destinations close by

Aix-la-Chapelle

Plan your route

With RouteYou, it's easy to create your own customised maps. Simply plot your route, add waypoints or nodes, add places of interest and places to eat and drink, and then easily share it with your family and friends.

Route planner

Route planner

This place of interest on your website

<iframe src="https://plugin.routeyou.com/poiviewer/free/?language=en&amp;params.poi.id=1355021" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Try this feature for free with a RouteYou Plus trial subscription.

If you already have such an account, then log in now.


More than 8,500,000 routes


More than 15,000,000 users


More than 4,200,000 points of interest

Address

Kerkstraat 108

9050 Gentbrugge, Belgium

Follow us

Contact

Marketing & sales

sales@routeyou.com

General queries

info@routeyou.com

© 2006-2024 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com