The Theatine Church in the style of the late Italian Baroque built is a catholic monastery church of Theatines and is actually called Church of St. Cajetan.
Magnificent exterior of the church
The vow of Henriette Adelheid of Savoyen
Henriette Adelaide of Savoy swore in 1659 the most beautiful church to be build if she gives birth to a crown prince. The crown prince and later Elector Max Emanuel was born in 1662 after which the construction of the church was commissioned.
The architect Agostino Barelli model of Bologna built the Theatinerkirche after the church of Sant Andrea della Valle in Rome. After disputes between Barelli and the site manager Antonio Spinelli, who himself was Theatines monk, Enrico Zuccalli took over the management and was particularly responsible for the decorative exterior design.
When the church was consecrated in 1675, it was still in construction state. Henriette Adelaide of Savoy did not live up to the completion by Giovanni Viscardi. Only at the end of the 18th Century, the church got its final facade in the style of the Rococo after designs by Francois de Cuvilies, whose son finished the work.
Vaulted ceiling in the Theatine Church
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After visiting the church enjoy a bit of green direct in the neighbourhood Hofgarten
Sights in the old historical town of munich
Isartor-Isar-Gate Neues Rathaus - New Townhall Marienplatz - Marys Square Alter Peter - Church of St. Peter Dallmayr - Restaurant/Coffee house Viktualienmarkt Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady Residenz-Palace Feldherrnhalle at the Odeonsplatz Theatiner Kirche - The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan Odeonsplatz Hofgarten - baroque park Bayrische Staatsoper- Bavarian State Opera Asamkirche - Asam Church Sendlinger Tor-Sendling Gate Justizpalast - Palace of Justice Karlsplatz-Stachus Arkaden an der Maximilianstraße - Arcades at the Maximilianstraße
Theatine Church / Church of St. Cajetan / Theatinerkirche
Salvatorplatz 2a, 80333 München
Approach to the Theatine church
U-Bahn/S-Bahn: via Marienplatz oder Odeonsplatz