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Address: Franziskanergasse / Sigmund Haffner Gasse, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Ranked #3 of 90 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Attended a Saturday evening mass service and found the church to be beautiful on the inside as well as the outside!!

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212 reviews 212 reviews
79 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Saw many people going into this church on a Sunday morning. Followed them in and was surprised to find a Catholic mass beginning. The church is almost entirely of stone. Nothing ornate, just 5 columns of stone rising up to hold the roof. Very different from the ornate churches of Italy or even the USA. A rather plain, yet powerful... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

the formal church has remarkable ornate Rococo interior It is one of the few churches that had retained it medieval character

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A magnificent church both outside and inside. The interior is just beautiful and there is plenty to see inside. At the time I went in, there was a big tour but they weren't being loud and I was able to find somewhere to sit and marvel at the beautiful interior. There is plenty to see within this one building and... More 

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Delmar, New York
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240 reviews 240 reviews
164 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited the magnificent church when in Salzburg for the day. It is very beautiful outside but inside is Spectacular. A stunningly beautiful interior and apparently not well known to the tour groups as it was practically deserted when we were there. I would heartily recommend visiting this treasure.

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Vestal, New York
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164 reviews 164 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have been in all the other cathedrals/churches in Salzburg over the many times visiting but somehow I missed this one, one of the oldest churches in Salzburg. Magnificent! Seems that the tour groups don't go here so you must! The ceiling is a true work of art in itself. I find this IS the church to go to in... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Even though we aren't Catholic, we enjoy participating in Mass at Cathedrals in Europe. We had heard that Franziskanerkirche had a 7:00 p.m. mass on the evening we arrived in Salzburg. Not knowing that it was associated with the Franciscans, we were taken by the sincerity of the experience. It didn't feel like this was the "7:00 pm. showing," but... More 

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Franziskaner Church is in the same neighbourhood as the Dome and the buildings surrounding it. At least I prefer this church to the Dome - it has fewer visitors and feels more "genuine" than the Dome being the general show piece. If you want a feel for the Franciskans, a not overwhelming taste of a baroque church and some... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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268 reviews 268 reviews
149 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A beautiful church, simple in some parts with amazing tall, slender, unadorned columns and then a very ornate gilded high altar. The ceiling is beautiful; some of the side chapels are riotously decorated. There is a peaceful atmosphere here. Well worth visiting.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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130 reviews 130 reviews
92 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

it is 16th century gothic church. It very huge and impressive inside but also quite humble. old town area there are nice and huge churches this is one of them. Classically huge walls, nice paintings and sculptures inside. If you are lucky, you can encounter while somebody is playing organ.

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