Palatine Chapel, Aachen

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Aachen's Kaiserdom

One of the most beautiful chapels we've visited in all of our travels is the Palatine Chapel or Palace Chapel built in 786 AD for Charles the Great.

Palatine Chapel, 792-805, Aachen, Germany

Palatine Chapel, 792-805, Aachen, Germany

Aachen, Germany:Barbarossaleuchter in the Palatine Chapel of the Imperial Cathedral

Aachen, Germany:Barbarossaleuchter in the Palatine Chapel of the Imperial Cathedral

Aachen, Palatine chapel plan. The chapel is derived from S. Vitale at Ravenna (notice the circular plan with an octagon inside).

Aachen, Palatine chapel plan. The chapel is derived from S. Vitale at Ravenna (notice the circular plan with an octagon inside).

Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne, Odo of Metz, Charlemange(patron), Aachen Germany

Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne, Odo of Metz, Charlemange(patron), Aachen Germany

CAROLINGIAN & OTTONIAN ARCHITECTURE - Drawing of Palatine Chapel, Aachen. The Palatine Chapel consisted of a tall octagonal-sided of space, covered by dome and surrounded by annular galleries. The main entrance to the Palatine Chapel is a large structure adjoining the west side. A square mass of stone containing narthex chambers corresponding to the two levels of the chapel rises between twin cylindrical towers and is fronted by a huge entrance niche.

CAROLINGIAN & OTTONIAN ARCHITECTURE - Drawing of Palatine Chapel, Aachen. The Palatine Chapel consisted of a tall octagonal-sided of space, covered by dome and surrounded by annular galleries. The main entrance to the Palatine Chapel is a large structure adjoining the west side. A square mass of stone containing narthex chambers corresponding to the two levels of the chapel rises between twin cylindrical towers and is fronted by a huge entrance niche.

Palace of Aachen, Palatine Chapel, c. 793

Palace of Aachen

Palace of Aachen, Palatine Chapel, c. 793

Carolingian architecture - The Palatine Chapel (Octagon) in Aachen, now central part of the cathedral

Carolingian architecture

Carolingian architecture - The Palatine Chapel (Octagon) in Aachen, now central part of the cathedral

La catedral de Aquisgrán despierta un gran interés cultural, por ser evidencia histórica del Imperio Carolingio y por la belleza de su construcción, con columnas originales retiradas de iglesias antiguas de Italia, la decoración con mármol, bronce y mosaicos finos. Las paredes de esta catedral han visto la coronación de 30 reyes alemanes en el trono de mármol.

La catedral de Aquisgrán despierta un gran interés cultural, por ser evidencia histórica del Imperio Carolingio y por la belleza de su construcción, con columnas originales retiradas de iglesias antiguas de Italia, la decoración con mármol, bronce y mosaicos finos. Las paredes de esta catedral han visto la coronación de 30 reyes alemanes en el trono de mármol.

The Carolingian Octagon (Palatine chapel). The Octagon in the centre of the Cathedral was erected as the chapel of the Palace of Aachen between 796 and 805 on the model of other contemporary Byzantine buildings (e.g. the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna and the Little Hagia Sophia in Constantinople).[11] The architect was Odo of Metz. The span and height of Charlemagne's Palatine chapel was unsurpassed north of the Alps for over two hundred years

The Carolingian Octagon (Palatine chapel). The Octagon in the centre of the Cathedral was erected as the chapel of the Palace of Aachen between 796 and 805 on the model of other contemporary Byzantine buildings (e.g. the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna and the Little Hagia Sophia in Constantinople).[11] The architect was Odo of Metz. The span and height of Charlemagne's Palatine chapel was unsurpassed north of the Alps for over two hundred years