“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Utrecht, Netherlands

Mariakerk / St. Mary's Church

Mariakerk / St. Mary's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
1. Mariakerk / St. Mary's Church Marker
Inscription.  Op deze plaats stond vroeger de Mariakerk, afgebeeld aan de overkant, op de zijmuur van nr. 17. In 1845 werd hier het gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen gebouwd. thans conservatorium. De 11.e eeuwse Romaanse kloostergang (kruisgang) is bewaard gebleven. In de tuin, de Pandhof Sinte Marie, staan veel Mariaplanten. Sinds 1987 wordt deze tuin onderhouden door vrijwilligers uit de buurt.

[English translation:]

At this site stood St. Mary's Church, as depicted across the street on the side wall of (Mariaplaats) No. 17. In 1845, the Arts and Sciences Building, now a conservatory, was built here. The Church's 11th century Romanesque cloister has been preserved. In the Church's garden, the Sainte Marie quadrangle, are many "Marian Plants". Since 1987, this garden has been maintained by local volunteers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 52° 5.385′ N, 5° 7.01′ E. Marker is in Utrecht. Marker is at the intersection of Mariaplaats and Mariastraat, on the right when traveling
Mariakerk / St. Mary's Church Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
2. Mariakerk / St. Mary's Church Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, attached to the backside of the Arts and Sciences Building.
east on Mariaplaats. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utrecht 3511, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gebouw Voor Kunst En Wetenschappen / Arts and Science Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Het Duitse Huis / The German House (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Maartensbrug en Oude Gracht / "St. Martin's Bridge" on the Old Canal (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Paleis Lofen (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Paleis Lofen (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Claustraal Huis van Oudemunster / Canon House of the Former Oudmunster Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); In Het Voetspuur Van Sint Maarten / In the Footsteps of Saint Martin (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utrecht.
Regarding Mariakerk / St. Mary's Church. The "Marian Plants" mentioned on the marker are plants that are related to St. Mary by tradition or biblically, e.g. roses and lilies.
Also see . . .
1. St. Mary's Church, Utrecht (Wikipedia). St. Mary's Church, also called Mariakerk or Maria Maior, was one of five collegiate churches in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the others being St. Martin's Cathedral,
<i>Mariaplaats en Mariakerk te Utrecht</i> image. Click for full size.
By Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, 1662
3. Mariaplaats en Mariakerk te Utrecht
This is the depiction of the church that is mentioned on the marker, with the church being the building on the right.
St. Salvator's Church, the Pieterskerk, and the Janskerk. It dated from the eleventh century and was considered one of the finest buildings in Romanesque style in the Netherlands....The church was demolished in stages during the first half of the nineteenth century. Today only the cloister at the Mariaplaats remains, behind the Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen which houses the Utrecht Conservatory.
(Submitted on December 22, 2016.) 

2. Mariakerk in Utrecht, kunsthistorische afbeeldingen, exterieur ( A collection of numerous depictions of the Mariakerk by various artists. (Submitted on December 22, 2016.) 
<i>Kloostergang der kerk van St. Marie</i> - The church cloister image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Veenenk & Snel, den Haag, 1933
4. Kloostergang der kerk van St. Marie - The church cloister
The cloister of St. Mary's Church was spared because at the time of the demolition of the church it resided on the territory of the Old Catholic Church. Of the three arms is the western arm is the oldest, originating in the eleventh century. The other arms arose around 1140. During later repairs of the cloister, the original tuff walls were replaced by brick. The columns and capitals are sandstone. The westarm was rebuilt in 1633. Restorations took place during the early twentieth century. - Wikipedia
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 186 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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