Basilica of St. Quirinus, Neuss

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Basilica of St. Quirinus
Münster-Basilika St. Quirin
Neuss StQuirin von SO3.jpg
Country Germany
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The Basilica of St. Quirinus [1] (German: Münster-Basilika St. Quirin ) also called Minster-Basilica of St. Quirinus of Neuss Is a Catholic basilica that was erected in the city of Neuss[2] in the western part of the present state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany[3][4] between 1209 and 1230. The basilica is one of the best examples of Romanesque churches in Germany. It has a strong Lombard influence but in principle shows the first signs of Gothic. In its bell tower the first semicircular arches appear. This form of arch becomes centuries later in one of the marks that marked the Gothic style.

It is dedicated to St. Quirinus of Neuss, a prominent Roman martyr of the third century, revered in Neuss as the body of the martyr moved to this city in the year 1050, a gift of Pope Leo IX to Abbess Gepa.

In 2009 the church was recognized by Pope Benedict XVI with the title of minor basilica.

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  1. ^ Minster-Basilica of St. Quirinus of Neuss
  2. ^ Koch, Wilfried: Baustilkunde. Orbis, München 1994, ISBN 3-572-00689-9
  3. ^ ONLINE, RP. "Quirinusmünster: Was der Ehrentitel 'Basilica minor' bedeutet". RP ONLINE. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  4. ^ Kleinau, Christoph. "Neuss: Vier Jahre stumm -Quirinus läutet wieder". RP ONLINE. Retrieved 2017-03-07.

Coordinates: 51°11′57″N 6°41′36″E / 51.1991°N 6.6932°E / 51.1991; 6.6932