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Address: Franziskanergasse / Sigmund Haffner Gasse, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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St. Francis church

Very nice and simple church, nicely built but not ancient. It sit right in the Historic City of City Centre of Salzburg.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yen M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice and simple church, nicely built but not ancient. It sit right in the Historic City of City Centre of Salzburg.

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It truely is a beautiful church, however very cold and uninviting. I didnt feel all to comfortable inside.

Thank Tessa v
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Franziskanerkirche or Franciscan Church is Gothic in nature...there is architecture from various time periods going back to the Romantic era. There is a marble altar that is dated to 1561 and another altar made of red marble and gold. No visits during Mass time.

Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a huge main tower dome visible from outside but when you enter the roof is very much lower so you wonder what is going on until you walk to the front where it soars magnificently to the very high cupola.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited when this was full of tour groups, so go in the morning or perhaps just before closing. The cathedral is stunning and it often hosts concerts. Look for the 7 organs, including the spot where Mozart once worked.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

Stumbled across this church when walking around the city centre and was pleasantly surprised. The interior was stunning and so detailed and you wouldn't expect it to look like that from the outside. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Whilst exploring Salzburg Old Town it is certainly worth popping into, to admire the majestic and beautiful interior. Again free but a lot quieter than the main cathedral.

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Edegem, Belgium
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

The Franciscan Church is one of the oldest churches in Salzburg. It seems as if the church consist of 2 buildings: a romanesque and central aisle and a gothic much higher choir.

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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

This church is quite unique compared to other churches you will visit in the region. It was the coldest church we entered. The carved white walls and columns make the more ornate alter and dome stand out as points of focus. The benches with the leaning backs were nice to use while admiring the ceiling.

Thank Tracey L
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

This church was by far my favorite in Salzburg. I would dare to say that it was even more special than the Dom. The mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque was well played and thought out. The altar was beautiful, but the ceiling was amazing. It reminded me of beehives. I found this church so inspiring that I felt the... More 

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