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St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)

St. Peter Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg, Austria
0662-844-578-0
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Ranked #5 of 94 attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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115 reviews 115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I visited the Franziskaner and the Dom earlier but including this one Salzburg has three awesome churches. You really have to visit them all 3 actually.

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you like churches put this on your lift. Great architecture and the paintings inside are fantastic. You must also take the time to walk around the cemetery outside the church - a must see in Salzburg

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

By looking at the exteriors you would not believe the treat that is waiting for you inside. Not that the exterior any less impressive but compared to the beautiful interiors yes it definitely lacks luster. The place is ornate and looks regal from every corner. It easily boasts of some excellent works all over the place ranging from the pictures... More

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Stockholm
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314 reviews 314 reviews
192 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The church is lavishly decorated in the baroque style. On top of that you get an interesting church yard, catacombs (good for photos of the outside mostly) and a museum (we did not visit this).

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Vancouver, Canada
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80 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

St. Peter's Abbey, like many in Europe, is stunningly beautiful. The embelishments of sculptures/paintings/gold/ are all amazing. The ceiling is quite lovely as is the simple floor in a harlequin design. Take some time to sit and soak up the beauty of it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One of the most beautiful in Europe. It also helps that all of old Salzburg is beautiful and enchanting...the abbey is not an island in a sea of modern life. I enjoyed walking through the building, sitting for awhile and soaking up the physical and spiritual beauty.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Breathtaking paintings and murals. A stunning place with beauty all around at every level. Views not to be missed.

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited after seeing the fort - an amazing building We where lucky enough to visit whilst the choir were practising, beautiful singing It's free in - but they ask for a small contribution - which is well worth it Highly recommend

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Well I wanted to visit this place for a long time, obviously ever since I saw The Sound of Music. Well the place is much better than I anticipated. Fantastic architecture and atmosphere. The paintings are magnificent. And I must tell the ambiance that is so calm and quiet.

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Dubai
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The whole tour of the museum and cathedral is definitely worth it and do use the audio guides as it gives you a sense of life in the middle ages. Amazing architecture and paintings - simply serene and peaceful.

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