Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, Munich

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    Theatiner Kirche

    by draguza Written Dec 10, 2006
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    Favorite thing: The church's impressive yellow facade introduces a breath of Italy to Munich. Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, wife of the elector Ferdinand Maria, donated this church to the Italian Order of the Theatines in gratitude for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne Prince Max Emanuel. It was built in Baroque style and largely completed by 1688 by the masters Spinelli and Zucalli and received finishing touches in Rococo style by the Cuvilliés, father and son, in 1768. The donator did not live to see the church finished. The church's interior is unusual for Bavarian Churches. It is monumental and full of southern pathos , dominated by the white stucco works of the Italian stucco masters Moretti, Brenni and Perti. The church's high altar, whose gable figures represent dignitaries of the House of Savoy gives further evidence of the Italian influence.

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    • Architecture

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    Theatinerkirche, built in 1675...

    by barcodex Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Theatinerkirche, built in 1675 in Italian baroque, used to be a princes' tomb. At least my city guide says it. I had no chance to check it out since it was closed at that time (early morning). This photo is taken from inside Hofgarten.

    Fondest memory: You can also see gates of Hofgarten in this photo. They are very interesting, although it is not seen on the photo. When you find yourself between two rows of columns at the gates, you will see nice frescoes that depict history of Munich and Bavaria from the Middle Ages: warriors, kings, horses, knights, peasants, etc.

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