Dom : Michelin's recommendations
Salzburg Cathedral was built under Italian influence, between the Renaissance and Baroque periods. For the fastuous Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, close to the Medicis and brought up in Rome, it was even supposed to surpass St. Peter's Basilica! His successors, Marcus Sitticus and Paris Lodron, whose coats of arms adorn the front of the building, were more realistic, but it is nevertheless a most impressive edifice. The huge construction was erected from 1614 to 1655. Its style reflects the change from Italian Renaissance to Baroque style and greatly influenced other buildings erected in Germanic countries. It has always played a major role in the city's history. Thus, Salzburg's musical tradition is linked to Horace Benevoli's Mass, played during the building's consecration in 1628. Since 1920, Jedermann by Hugo von Hofmannstahl is played every year, on the square. In front of the entrance portal, apart from the statues of the apostles, those of St. Rupert and St. Virgil are a reminder of the bishopric's ancient roots, going back to the 8th century. The great bronze doors, dating from 1957-1958, represent the themes of Faith, Hope and Charity. The huge interior is richly decorated with marble, stuccoes and paintings. You can still see the Romanesque baptismal font on which Mozart was baptized. In the crypt, apart from prince-archbishops' tombs, you can see a handsome Christ and a few Romanesque remains. There is a plan of the various buildings erected here, since St. Virgil's episcopate in the 8 th century, on the ornamental tiling beneath the central rotunda.
- Address : Domplatz A - 5020 Salzburg5020Salzburg
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