Mariakerk / St. Mary's Church
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 travelingTouch 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, (Submitted on December 22, 2016.)
2. Mariakerk in Utrecht, kunsthistorische afbeeldingen, exterieur (derode3d.nl). A collection of numerous depictions of the Mariakerk by various artists. (Submitted on December 22, 2016.)
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.