The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan

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The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan, or Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, is a 17th-century Catholic church located next to Feldherrnhalle. This church was constructed by a Bavarian nobleman to offer thanks for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne. Its construction took a period of more than 25 years starting from 1663 and ending in 1690. This monument is built in the style of the Italian High Baroque having Mediterranean touch, a splendid yellow facade, a giant 71-meter-high dome, and twin towers.

Exterior highlights involve various marble figures of the saints and a lantern with a lion weathervane on the top of the dome. The interior is dominated by the huge round-headed arches of the barrel vaulting and is painted with whitewash having rich stucco decoration. Another interior highlight is the Altar of the Virgin with a painting of the Holy Kinship from 1676. There are many graves of famous and highly important personalities of German history in this church. Among them, the most popular personality is Queen Marie of Bavaria.

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Salvatorplatz 2A, München, Germany 80333

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