Church/St. Cajetan

The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan, built between 1663 and 1690, is situated in Odeonsplatz in Munich.  It was founded by Ferdinand Maria, ruler of Bavaria and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire to mark the birth of  his son Max Emanuel, heir to the Bavarian Crown.  Please click on any image for a better view.

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It is now administered by the Dominican Friars and is also known as the Dominican Priory of St. Cajetan. DSCN2932 Theatine Church of St Cajetan 8x6 copyright

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This diorama scene is set up behind glass, inside near the entrance.

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It is designed in Italian Baroque style by Italian architect Agostino Barelli.  His successor, Enrico Zuccalli, added two 66 metre towers, not in the original design, and finished the 71 metre dome.

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During the Second World War the church was bombed, and the west wing of the monastery was destroyed. Restoration began in 1946, and was largely completed by 1955. It is currently being refurbished and unfortunately I couldn’t get many photos of the exterior due to the renovation work that was underway.

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Paula’s Traces of the Past

The facts of my narrative are from Wikipedia.

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9 thoughts on “Church/St. Cajetan

  1. I believe that you wanted to stay longer and take more photos, but what you’ve got from your short visit shows a wonderful looking church with great natural light, and your captures are beautiful.

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