Franziskanerkirche
Franziskanerkirche
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Excellent church, a unique combination of gothic and baroque. Soaring ceilings and elegant columns. The original church on the site, built in the 8th century, burned in 1167, and the current church rebuilt after the fire. Unlike the cathedral, there is no charge to enter the church or pressure to donate.
Written 18 February 2023
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed walking round this unusual church which combines a gothic structure with subdued baroque elements. There were interesting features at every turn, but regrettably little information on what is clearly an interesting church. Entry is free.
Written 18 June 2024
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Another of the many attractive churches in Salzburg, but difficult to get a view of due to how compact the area around it is.
Written 23 October 2021
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folieske4
Antwerp, Belgium7,248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the church was renovated by Bishop Virgil (745-784). In 1139 it advanced to the status of the parish church of Salzburg. In 1167 this church of St. Mary burned, along with 5 other churches in the city, including the nearby cathedral. The dedication of the church in 1223 culminated the rebuilding of the church which had begun around 1208, and of which the Romanesque nave is still extant. From 1408 on, the church was expanded again and again. One should not view the choir in its present form (except, of course, for the decorative additions made in the baroque period) as the torso of a 6-bay hall church, but rather as a centralizing space which unites and harmonizes with the late Romanesque nave. We know that the choir was still under construction in 1422 and in 1429. Documentation of the dedications of the altars (e.g. the choir altar in 1460) in the mid-15th century indicate that the choir was completed around that time. After Hans of Burghausen's death in 1432, Stefan Krumenhauser (died 1461) is said to have supervised the construction. The tower was built according to a Nuremberg design between 1486 and 1498. In 1484 the city turned to Rueland Frueauf the Elder for a new high altar.
Written 10 March 2010
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Nemesis🇬🇷
Athens, Greece6,346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Even an impressive Temple in the center with wonderful architecture and beautiful interior. Quite and peaceful place
Written 11 January 2017
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg9,954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
From nearly all around the city center, but especially from St. Peter Bezirk, the Franciscans’ church belfry tower appears majestically pointing towards the sky over the roofs of the surrounding buildings. The building roof is also rather peculiar and attractive. This church, located in Franziskanergasse, in the city historical center, is supposed to be one of the most a ncient in Salzburg.
In this church it’s possible to appreciate a harmonious combination of Romanesque and gothic styles. It’s a three-aisle church of which the central nave, for instance, is Romanesque. That nave is very impressive due to its height and to the pillars separating it from the much lower side aisles. Those are very solid pillars topped with capitals ornate with foliage and stylized animals. The whole possesses a valuable architectural value and it’s very interesting to observe the difference between each and every capital. This part of the church is somewhat dark, quite the opposite to the choir, which is very bright. The contrast between these two parts of the church is rather striking. The vault of the sail choir, of gothic style, is really a very beautiful element of the church. It’s filleted star shaped, supported by very tall cylindrical columns which open out in the form of a palm tree. It really deserves being contemplated attentively because of the perfection of its design.
The most outstanding element of the church inner part is no doubt the eighteen century high altar designed by Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlah. The reredos are of baroque style and the Virgin statue in the center is the only feature remaining from the former gothic altar piece executed by Michael Pacher in the fifteenth century. The sculptural whole of that altar is a wonderful work in which every element (pink marble columns, angels with golden wings, etc) is also in itself a captivating marvel.
The characteristics set forth above show therefore the high interest of that church, which of course should not be missed while in Salzburg.
Written 10 May 2016
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singlish_sg
Singapore, Singapore425 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
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
Written 20 January 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
The Church of St. Jerome is a Franciscan Church and has a facade that is Renaissance in style. It was built in 1603. Father Bonaventura Daum designed the church. The high altar depicting the Virgin Mary was designed by Andrea Pozzo in 1707. The oldest organ in Vienna is in this church and dates to 1643. Johann Wockerl designed the carved Baroque organ in 1642.
Written 4 June 2012
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MissSharpMouth
Korneuburg, Austria63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011

The church is located in the very city centre, close to the residence and the Dome. No entrance fee. The nave dates back to the 12th century (still Romanesque style though, naturally rough local stone was used) while the choir was renewed in the 13th century. This polygonal choir by Hanns von Burghausen is of spectacular height, and also by its brightness it deliberately stands out in full contrast to the nave. There used to be a famous altarpiece in the middle of the choir by Michael Pacher (15th century), but as long as you are not aware of this you very likely won't be missing it either. ;-)
Note the radiating baroque chapels and pay attention to the frescoes at the arch (transition to the choir) and particularly the one at the right column before the choir! which seems like some portrait of 2 masters working there (Burghausen? +1)
Enjoy this truly pretty church.
Written 22 April 2012
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The_Traveling_Tom
Farmington, Connecticut, USA150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2011 • Family
Even in German, don't miss the wondeful music and history at the Fransiskanerkirche!
Written 18 October 2011
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