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Franziskanerkirche

Franziskanergasse / Sigmund Haffner Gasse, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Ranked #8 of 95 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Zurich
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243 reviews 243 reviews
76 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Every square in Salzburg seems to have an imposing church. This one is different: gothic spirituality rathe than baroque splendour. Delicate slender columns give a sense of serenity as they draw the eye upward. Quiet too - not many tourists inside when I was there.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went into the church just to look around the beautiful interior, but were pleasantly surprised to find two ladies playing on the organ and a flute, rehearsing for an evening concert. The music added to the calm and tranquility of the building. I am always amazed at the ornate nature of European churches, and this one does not fail... More

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UK
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The celing above the altar area is very unusual and well worth a visit. My favourite of the three churches clustered around the dom square.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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118 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

dark and gentle inside, a good stop to rest during the day's sightseeing. in the main alstadt area. stained glass windows, lovely.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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60 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A good deal of the Franciscan Church is an anomaly. No paintings adorn any part of the spacious nave. The upper half of the sanctuary is completely bare stone. There are huge unstained, segmented gothic arches on either side of the aisle. On the bottom of the stone column to the right of the altarpiece is a discolored, faintly visible... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This church may be unimpressive from the outside, but it is really beautiful inside. Would recomend a quick visit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

I went to this following the Salzburg Dom and fell in love with this church. It is beautiful inside and has a very different vibe from the Salzburg Dom. When I was there, somebody was playing the organs which really added a nice touch to my experience.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I always find it extra special when there is a sort of Mass going on, on the time I enter a church. Here it was the case. Everything is extra quiet which makes the picture perfect. You have to visit this one.

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Another must visit on your tour of old town Salzburg . Inside of church is visually stunning. Make sure you look up at the unusual ceiling. As mentioned in previous reviews look at the high alter designed by Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach, you won't be disappointed. Greg

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New York City, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Churches are a must see in Salzburg and this is one of them. Again stunning architecture, beautiful details, heaven for the eyes. It's smaller but still worth the trip.

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