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Franziskanergasse / Sigmund Haffner Gasse, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Ranked #10 of 94 attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited on a Sunday, the whole atmosphere was stunning, the inside was beautiful to look at and the sound of the organ and choir singing made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We popped in on our way past and found it a charming church. We spotted that on the following Sunday they were celebrating mass with the Hayden Nelson Mass we went ad it was well worth going to. Beware the 9am start though!

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Graz, Austria
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The mood in the church is the most striking thing for me. As others have stated, it's not the grand tourist sight, but it's worth seeing it. I didn't encounter any visiting restrictions by the way (visited on a Sunday afternoon).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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554 reviews 554 reviews
316 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This church is a hidden gem and well worth seeking out when in Salzburg Old Town. The detail within the church is wonderful and whilst it is perhaps not as grand as some of the other churches it has nonetheless a certain charm. If you enjoy visiting churches don't miss this one.

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Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I went to mass on Sunday, and the church was beautiful! It was so solemn! They also had amazing Mozart music at 9.00 a.m. mass. I recommend to wake up early and experience a real Catholic church!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

This is well worth seeking out. The interior is absolutely beautiful and kept us enchanted for almost half an hour. It amazed us that this church was entirely free to look around, and features so much beautiful art, ceiling frescos, ornate sculptures etc.

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Munich, Germany
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155 reviews 155 reviews
102 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Inhale the Special atmosphere of this unique church. Attend a ceremony. My Special recommendation, when there is no ceremony, and Access is limited, sneek-in thru the side eentrance (it says entrance not permitted) and make your self-guided tour. A Little bit mysterious.

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La Vernia, Texas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
48 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

To appreciate the beauty and design of a very historic church you have to how inside and ask how they accomplished all the detail in the interior.

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Singapore, Singapore
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371 reviews 371 reviews
198 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

What I Liked: architecture was brillant! peaceful inside. What I Disliked: only given 10 minutes to walk around & take photos, not enough time to explore the surroundings. Yes or No? No because thou

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It's so simply done, and quite legendary - dates back to the 8th century! It was a fresh change after so many grandiose cathedrals, Im sure everyone would feel the same way. Spectacular.

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