"Leonhardskirche" Basel Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kathrin_E

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  • Leonhardskirche seen from Barfüßerplatz - Basel
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This is the church the bronze art historian Rudolf Riggenbach is explaining: Leonhardskirche.

The first church was built around 1060/1080, the crypt is still there. After the earthquake of 1356 which destroyed most of the Romanesque church, a gothic basilica was erected. Around 1480 it was turned into a hall with three naves of equal height. Steeple and choir are remnants of the Romanesque church.
Ask Rudolf Riggenbach about more details...

The church is situated on top of the hill above Barfüßerplatz and dominates the silhouette you see from that square. To reach it, take one of the small streets uphill and keep left when you reach the crest. The whole quarter with its old houses is a hidden gem.

Website: http://www.leonhardskirche.ch

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  • Updated Mar 8, 2009
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