Franziskanerkirche, Salzburg

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A fusion of Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles, Franziskanerkirche represents one of Salzburg's oldest churches. Stop by the church, located in the heart of the city's Old Town, and admire the exterior's medieval construction, dating from the 1200s. Its footprint is squat, its roof is relatively steep, and its facade features high arched windows. Make your way inside and note the change in appearance as you transition through the naves and vaulted ceilings to the original basilica. Wander through the different chapels within, and be sure to view the religious works of art and Baroque decorations that contrast with the rest of the building. With our international travel planner, Salzburg attractions like Franziskanerkirche can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • There's a special flair without that I can put it right into words. This church is different than others, you feel it immediately upon entering...
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  • When you think that some of these churches are almost a thousand years old, it becomes even more astonishing that they were built at all, but then rebuilt or refurbished as needed. This church is no e...  more »
  • One of many churches we visited duringour stay at Christmas. Stunning church but very cold. Dress warmly  more »
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  • My favorite church in Salzburg. If you're in town for Christmas, the Christmas Eve Mass was beautiful and much less crowded than in the Dom. I like this church because it's one of Salzburg's oldest and has much less of the overly-gilded baroque style than most. I also at some point saw some concerts here, and the music sounded very unique in the setting.
  • Wonderful church interior. Romanesque nave to Gothic quire. Barque artistry prevalent.
  • Beautiful church, very serene and peaceful inside.
  • One of the few Catholic churches of Salzburg. Magnificent
  • Now THIS church is really special. I've gotta admit I am not a huge fan of Baroque (it's just too much for me), but the way this one is decorated and those funny little details you can find... yeah, it sort of convinced me Baroque wasn't that bad afterall.
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