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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 75 attractions in Salzburg
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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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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The catacombs are a definite must see. The churchyard is quaint, the bakery across from the entry/exit is a must, they bake every day apparently. Again, the Salzburg card is a must.

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Il Gzira, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the catacombs (incl. In the Salzburg Card). The catacombs are in the mountain cliffs - entrance is situated in the graveyard. Note that the catacombs are only accessible by a steep staircase. As a side note the graveyard was a The Sound of Music filming location.

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Pordenone, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stumbled upon this cemetery while aimlessly walking around the city. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautifully kept the cemetery was; however, we were even more surprised when we learned we could tour inside the church cave that is carved into the mountain. Our family had a magnificent time touring the cave rooms and walking through the cemetery, soaking... More

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a must do see if you are a fan. The room is beautiful, the food was good, and the musicians and singers were phenomenal. A delightful evening. You don't need to get very dressed up, although I did and enjoyed doing so. A dress I would wear to an early evening wedding. We were there not in high... More

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a little piece of history you will never forget. The old cemetery can be easlily walked thru. You get to view the tombs thru protected bars and you are still allowed to walk thru the Catacombs. I never miss going there anytime I'm in Salzburg.

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San Clemente, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Central to the Old Town, with great history, it was an enjoyable place to spend some time. Well reconstructed after begin bombed out in the war.

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Salzburg, Austria
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

What an atmosphere. It really sets you back in time just thinking how hold this is. Great meals there and superb serice.

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La Vernia, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The architecture and decoration of the interior is something everyone should see. Beautiful place to see.

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Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The abbey itself is very beautiful and as another reviewer mentioned it includes amazing detail into the life of St. Rupert and St. Benedict. Most churches are cold so stay warm. The organ was being played while we were there which certainly added a great deal of atmosphere to the imposing building. The cemetery (Petersfriedhof) and the catacombs were okay... More

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nicely presented concert in period dress with surprisingly good ensemble and singers. The meal was adequate. Good soup and desert but main course capon dry. But you don't really come for the food, you come for the atmosphere in the beautiful baroque (?) room, and the delightful singing and playing. Its a pity you can't choose the diners as well... More

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