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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 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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Padua, Italy
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406 reviews 406 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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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
39 helpful votes 39 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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61 helpful votes 61 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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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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have visited Salzburg in the past, but never went in to the St. Peter's Abbey Church. If I had only known! The church is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture. The patron saint of Salzburg, St. Rupert, is buried here. There are also relics of St. Benedict, the patron saint of Europe, and his sister, St. Scholastica. The church... More

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I did the audio tour through Dom Salzburg State Residenz rooms and part of the tour took me through to the organ gallery into the cathedral, I was aghast. It was just wow! Wow! The rooms were great too with views galore out into Salzburg. Tip! Get a Salzburg card, it gets you into most of the sights saving you... More

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Hydra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

having seen many Basilicas and Cathedrals thought Europe this was truly amazing. Must see when in Salzburg

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