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Friday, 18 July 2014

Salzburg Cathedral

The Salzburg Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in the 17th century in Baroque style. The cathedral is dedicated to the two saints, St. Rupert and St. Vergilius. It is within walking distance from the old street of Salzburg (Getreidegasse).

The main facade of the cathedral is a typical symmetrical arrangement with two towers flanking the main entrance.


The interior is a typical nave-and-aisle setting leading to the altar beyond the main dome. Again, everything was built to be symmetrical.


Lining along both side aisles are chapels with paintings based on the bible stories.



The main dome has an octagonal cross section with eight windows drawing in natural light to lit the interior of the cathedral.




A cathedral is not complete with a pipe organ. Therefore, there are organ-pipe panels on the walls beneath the main dome.


It is a beautiful cathedral not to be missed for any visitor to Salzburg. Furthermore, it is situated in the heart of the old town, so there is no excuse to miss it in your travel itinerary.

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