Pfarrkirche St. Jakob, Villach

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  • Very old church in Villach Austria. In the center of the city. Even a statue of the Saint of Firefighters. One of the Dream and his life. Some of the old kings. They all look real. Good location for e...  more »
  • At the end of the main strip (Hauptplatz) stands the Cathedral dedicated to San Giacomo (Jakob), whose original construction dates back to the 12th century. The current style, the result of renovations and restorations, explains the mix of Baroque and Gothic, while the tern is frankly more anonymous and artistically relevant. The Interior contains some tombs, a beautiful gothic pulpit and a remarkable ceiling spider worked and is also famous for being (in 1526) the first Protestant Church throughout Austria. While today's Catholic. Outside you can also access the belfry (€3) that, if interested, will allow you to admire a beautiful view of the city and the surroundings. One of the few monuments that, objectively, you don't get much ...
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  • The Cathedral of St. James is the symbol of the city. Once a Romanesque basilica, then destroyed by an earthquake. In 1526, during the Protestant Reformation, became the first Protestant Church in Carinthia and Austria; with the Counter Reformation became again Catholic rite. Inside, beautiful cross vaults, an interesting Renaissance pulpit in the shape of a chalice, the altar in the Rococo style. The Bell Tower, demolished by the earthquake, it was rebuilt and completed in 1847 and with its 94 meters, is the highest church tower in Carinthia: to climb it there are 240 steps.
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  • the historic 'heart' of villach's old town. you should climb up the stairs to the top of the church tower. the 360°-view over the city is well worth the effort.
  • God is overrated. The view from the tower is best.
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  • Who is in Villach should sometimes see the city from the top in good weather.
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  • Very nice view over the city. As bordering the Bell game I'm however already duly on the nerves.
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  • Historic Church of Villach, see.
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