In 1663, Ferdinand Maria and his wife Henriette Adelaide of Savoy commissioned this church to celebrate the birth of their heir. After 12 years of marriage, a son had at last been born. (They had a daughter 2 years earlier, but back then that wasn’t very special.)
The Theatines were a religious order that is defunct. It’s now run by the Dominican Order. But it still bears the name of the Theatine Church of St. Katejan.
This is one of my favourite churches that I’ve been to (St. Paul’s in London being among the others).
I absolutely love the way the light comes through the dome and filtering through the church.
I am absolutely in love the with stark white walls and ceilings of this church. So ornately decorated, and yet so simple at the same time.
This church is also of the Baroque style, which is the same as Asamkirche (although Asamkirche does have Rococo influences as well). For me, these churches are so completely different. I actually didn’t even think this was a Baroque church at first.
Theatinerkirche is located at Theatinerstrasse 22 in Odeonsplatz. It is easily accessed by the U-Bahn station of Odeonsplatz.
What do you think of this Baroque church? Have you been to Theatinerkirche?