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Cathedral of Saint James, Innsbruck
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Visit the canopied tomb of Archduke Maximilian III at Cathedral of Saint James, the 18th-century Baroque cathedral dedicated to the apostle Saint James. Built between 1717 and 1724, the cathedral, with its lavish Baroque interior, is known for the painting Maria Hilf by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Considered one of the most venerated Marian images in the Christendom, it hangs above the main altar of the cathedral. Heavily damaged during World War II, the cathedral was eventually restored and features detailed artwork, sculptures, and a carefully-crafted pipe organ. Be sure to go on a guided tour to learn more about the historical background of the cathedral. Using our custom trip planner, Innsbruck attractions like Cathedral of Saint James can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • At the entrance you have to pay a ticket if you want to make free pictures for an hour, there is an attendant that controls, the frescoes are nice but the surprise is on the ceiling, frescoed ceilings are flat but to perfection to give the idea of domes, I failed to see the flaws in the effect, at 2 minutes from the Golden roof, is well worth the visit
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  • The Cathedral can be visited free of charge, warning that they ask you 1 euro to take pictures! Too bad we visited in the evening and on a cloudy day, the inside wasn't quite bright ... Mauro
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  • Amazing architecture and paintings. Small but worth it. Very central in Old Town and taking pictures is allowed by buying a photo ticket (1 euro) 
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  • Impressive baroque cathedral very typical of the style. I would recommend making a few minutes in your schedule to see it.
  • The organ is spectacular. You need to pay a euro or two for photo permission before entering.
  • No entrance fee but taking photo for 1 euro!
  • The Domkirche zu St. Jakob (Cathedral of St. James) is an 18th-century Baroque cathedral in Innsbruck, Austria. Innsbruck Cathedral has a plain but window-filled facade with two towers topped with domes. A large dome covers the transept crossing. The interior is fully decorated in the Baroque style, with contributions from the Asam Brothers. The main attraction of the interior is the altarpiece entitled Maria Hilf (Mary of Succor) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Also of interest is a monument of 1620 honoring Archduke Maximilian III (d.1618), in the north aisle.
  • It's a quaint cathedral but persists upon itself. The gaudy spectacle of golden everything is too much.