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The Church of St. Cyclia is one of the most famous pilgrimage Catholic churches in Dusseldorf. The church is also the center of Catholic activity in the Dusseldorf-Benrath district.
The building of the church, built on this site, is not the first in a row. During the last major construction, a stone was discovered with an inscription indicating that this stone was laid in the altar of the church in 1005.
In 1250, a second church was laid. It was small in size, had three chapels and was made in the Romanesque style. The low-rise three-story bell tower was built separately from the building. For almost the entire history of its existence, the church was Catholic, and only in 1609-1616 – Protestant.
In 1821-1822, the building was reconstructed, during which its side-chapels were expanded.
At the beginning of the XX century, in On the site of the old temple, a new neo-Gothic church was erected, including a bell tower with a clock. The author of the project was the architect Wilhelm Zultenfuss. Some church items were transferred from the old church to the new church - – a baptismal font was placed in the narthex, in the altar – A crucifix decorated with figures of the Apostle John the Theologian and the Virgin Mary.
The main attraction of the church is the image of the Black Madonna. A small chapel was added to the temple especially for the icon.
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Topic: Church of St. Cyclia in Germany, Dusseldorf resort.