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Franziskanergasse / Sigmund Haffner Gasse, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Ranked #7 of 96 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I decided to extend my business trip for 1 day just to visit this church. And i didn't regret my decision. The interior is big and spacious with beautiful ceiling. It feels grand and yet humble at the same time. Lack of ornament and colourful pictures on the walls made the altar looks even more beautiful, a stark contrast to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This Franciscan church was built in the 16th century. Very beautiful and graceful. The acoustics are excellent for music, but not so much for speaking. We enjoyed a free Christian concert during the month long celebration of music honoring Mozart in Salzburg. The concert reminded us of the great love of God for mankind in spite of our monumental shortcomings.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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