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Cathedral of St. James (Dom zu St. Jakob)

Domplatz 6, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 583902
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Ranked #5 of 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Dom zu St. Jakob is a splendid example of the 18th century Baroque style.  The interior was decorated by two brothers from Munich - Cosman Damian... more »
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Emmaus, PA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A museum piece by Cranach the Elder is in the altar. This painting was on a Christmas stamp in the USA. A beautiful church, well worth the visit, and, unlike many churches in Europe, ther is no admission charge. It is very close to the enter on the town.

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

An average-to-good cathedral when considered amongst most in Europe, but is elevated to a must-see when in Innsbruck due to the town's paucity of good sights to see.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a Beautiful Cathedral, with side altars and frescoes galore. The interior is so bright and colourful, the high altar is vast and above it, is the holy picture " Mariahilf". Seeing all this wonderful colour, it's hard to believe that this was built in 1724. It was a pleasure to visit this Cathedral and we were allowed to... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Austria allocates 10% of taxes to maintain churches and this helps to ensure historic buildings such as the baroque Cathedral of St James in Innsbruck are kept in excellent condition. The ceiling paintings are of particular note offering a curved dome appearance illusion on a flat surface.

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Arad, Israel
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143 reviews 143 reviews
66 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very well preserved church with surprising interior, much more than one would expect in a small town in Austria.

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Brisbane, Australia
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318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The decorations inside the church is very pretty indeed and is typical of interiors of other churches in Austria.

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Nebraska
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This cathedral is found on a quiet square away from the hub bub of the Goldense Daschle. It's refreshing to reflect on God's care and love for mankind over the ages in this very old cathedral. Extremely baroque design. Take a refreshing pause...

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Not to downplay this beautiful church, but it is very typical of the top church in the old town area of every city in Europe. It is really a marvel of construction for the time, the detail and beauty astounds.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

From the outside nothing, except perhaps the scale of the building , prepares you for the sheer opulence of the interior. Almost every square inch of the ceiling is covered with fine paintings of biblical subjects while on either side of the nave it is supported by Corinthian columns in red veined marble. Both the nave and the columns draw... More

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Sausalito
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

When entering the cathedral, take a deep breath and just gaze at the beauty of the interior. The artwork, sculptures and pipe organ are exquisite. A must see while visiting the Aldstadt (old town) in Innsbruck.

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