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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 #4 of 96 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Not too happy about being asked for money on the way out, but I know they rely on tourists for the income. A very modest building with delightful small chapels in the crypt.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

History plus plus fascinating place with some ancient catacombs and old graves plenty to see and wonder over

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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The church is beautiful with its stained glass, but the main attraction is the quaint old cemetery with its old graves covered with flowers. This is where the Von Trapp family went in hidding before their escape

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Nebraska
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62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This church was founded in the 7th century. The present Abbey is very classic baroque; however, it is very unique in that there are very large paintings perched high on the walls representing key stations of the cross and other significant events of the Christian faith. Very near the Abbey is Europe's oldest restaurant - Seit (since) 803 A.D.

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Dunwoody
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

All the way from one place to another no one would really help us with directions or where is the best place to get them

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Zurich
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82 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was the most beautiful of Salburg's churches that I saw. Its attraction comes as much from its setting as from the church itself. A fine square to the front, a perfect little cemetery to the rear. Outbuildings clinging to the mountainside. The whole set-up impossibly romantic.

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Serbia,Belgrade
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Imposing building Christian world. Maybe not in size (although very large), but the spirit old time.

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Salzburg Region, Austria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

a must see - where mozarts sister is buried and a lot of history is tangible. visit the small bakery at the end of the cemetery direction to the dome - they have the most awesome sourdough bread imagineable.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A beautiful building - a haven of peace and quiet from the busy streets outside. Impressive paintings and carvings around the church and on the ceiling. I do wish people would respect the 'Silence' signs though - constant chatter can spoil the experience!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stumbling upon the Cathedral and couldn't help but wander inside (for a small donation) and enjoy the peace and quiet and architectural and artistic pleasures of a very special place.

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