Four statues in niches in the lower part of the façade:
- s. caietanus
- s. maximilianus
and two in the upper section:
- s. ferdinand
- s. adelhaid
There are also two reliefs on the sides
- St. Peter
- St. Paul
The Roman Catholic Theatine Church St. Cajetan (Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan) in Munich was built from 1663 to 1690, it was founded by Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, as a gesture of thanks for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the Bavarian crown, Prince Max Emanuel, in 1662. The church was built in Italian high-baroque style after San Andrea del Valle in Rome and designed by the Italian architect Agostino Barelli. His successor, Enrico Zuccalli, added two towers, which originally were not planned and then finished the 71 meter (233 ft) high dome in 1690. The facade in rococo style was completed only in 1768 by François de Cuvilles.
The four statues of the saints include the names saints of the Elector, his wife and his son and the patron saint of the church.
St Cajetan (October 1, 1480 - August 7, 1547), born Gaetano dei Conti di Tiene (also Thiene), is a Catholic Church saint and founder of the order of the Clerics Regular, better known as the Theatines
- Roman Anton Boos (in Bischofswang bei Ro▀haupten 1733-München 1810), German sculptor (Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
Locatie (N 48°8'31" - E 11°34'37")
Item Code: deby035; Photograph: 4 September 2010
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