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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 #3 of 95 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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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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Yorba Linda, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very grand and beautiful inside. Even with so many tourists around there is very little sound - very peaceful. Worth the visit inside for sure!

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Padua, Italy
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421 reviews 421 reviews
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It stands majestic in the square. Rich in history, important historically a divine place. Richly ornate.

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Alabama, USA
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42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The church is so beautiful inside. We especially enjoyed the cemetary outside. It is very well maintained with fresh beautiful flower displays and plants. A plus is to visit the catacombs within the cemetary. You can go inside for a very small fee.

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Walking to the top, you will see the stunning Salzburg view. The Abbey has great architecture, vey nice and beautiful .

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Brighton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is an extremely beautiful church! You can enter for free, however at the exit you may be asked for the voluntary tip.

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Hong Kong, China
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51 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

St. Peter's Abbey can also be known as Erzabtei St. Peter & Friedhof (official website: www.erzabtei.at/de/stiftskirche/index.asp?dat=Stiftskirche). I visited the site while a Mass was in service. Without having a clue about the speech, I sat down and admired the interior of the church. This is quite different from other churches in Salzburg. My journey was too short. It has different... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An absolute must see Church. Beautiful and elaborate Baroque architecture and even better if you can hear a concert here. You may wonder if it is worth the time to make a concert performed by the Church's own orchestra and Chorus. The answer is absolutely YES. We were fortunate hear Johann Michael Haydn’s Requiem at St. Peter’s church late this... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

They claim that St Pete's Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in Europe. Not sure, but what is for sure is that the place is magical and the food is heavenly!!!

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