Ancienne Chapelle Ossuaire Saint-Jacques - Colmar, Alsace, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 48° 04.615 E 007° 21.476
32U E 377693 N 5326153
Quick Description: The former town guard of Colmar is built upon the old ossuary of the cemetery Saint-Martin.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 2/12/2015 4:45:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMNC8X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
EN: This renaissance building next to the cathedral was originally planned as the new town hall, but then it housed the town guard after 1575.

It was built upon the relics of the chapel Saint-Jacques, that was the ossuary chapel of the cemetery of the collegiate church Saint-Martin. This chapel was first documented in 1286. Major parts of the ossuary crypt do still exist. While the ranaissance part of the building with the remarkable loggia was declared a Monument Historique in 1958, the ossuary was only added in 1991.

FR: Ce bâtiment de la Renaissance à côté de la cathédrale a été initialement prévu que le nouvel hôtel de ville, mais ensuite il a abrité la garde de la ville après 1575.

Il a été construit sur les vestiges de la chapelle Saint-Jacques, qui était la chapelle ossuaire du cimetière de l'église collégiale Saint-Martin. Cette chapelle a été mentionnée la première fois en 1286. Les principales pièces de la crypte ossuaire subsistentjusqu'à présent. Alors que la partie de Ranaissance du bâtiment avec la loggia remarquable a été déclaré Monument Historique en 1958, l'ossuaire n'a été ajoutée qu'en 1991.
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Accessible: yes

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Admission fee: Not listed

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