Franziskanerkirche, Salzburg

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Church · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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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  • The full splendor is only revealed from the inside. As with many churches, different epochs of architecture mix, due to the countless renovations and extensions of the "original" church. Today's...  more »
  • What it lacks in size compared to the Cathedral it makes up in height and design. It was originally the high vaulted section with the altar. An addition was made for more seating but it really...  more »
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  • Another gothic style church. Some of the features quite interesting. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the e posed brick interior but it’s a cheaper building material from marble. The towering columns were impressive and still amazes me that they were able to construct these types of buildings. Well worth having a look
  • A top sight in Salzburg - Romanesque origins but lofty central gothic choir sets this impressive ancient church apart. Retains some Fresco's on pillars and piers, and for once the baroque elements enhance rather than overwhelming. Still a Franciscan church, a good place for mass.
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