Theatine Church

Local nameTheatinerkirche
LocationMunich, Germany

The Theatine Church of St. Cajetan is a Catholic church in Munich, southern Germany. 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. Now administered by the Dominican Friars, it is also known as the Dominican Priory of St. Cajetan.

The church was built in Italian high-Baroque style, inspired by Sant'Andrea della Valle in Rome, designed by the Italian architect Agostino Barelli. His successor, Enrico Zuccalli, added two 66 meters high towers, originally not planned, and then finished the 71-metre high dome in 1690. The church is 72 metres long and 15.5 metres wide. The facade in Rococo style was completed only in 1768 by François de Cuvilliés. Its Mediterranean appearance and yellow coloring became a well known symbol for the city and had much influence on Southern German Baroque architecture.

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Opening hours

Daily: 6:30 am - 8 pm

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +49 89 2106960

Address Salvatorplatz 2a 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Coordinates 48°8'31.484" N 11°34'35.809" E

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