Residenz Square - Salzburg


Residenzplatz is one of the most magnificent squares in Salzburg. Bordered by the Residenz Palace and the cathedral, it is a beautiful place to stand and behold some of the greatest architecture in the city. It is said that when the square was commissioned by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, 55 buildings had to be torn down to make room for it. It was designed by the Italian architect Vincenzo Scamozzi. Perhaps the most striking feature of the square is the beautiful baroque fountain, which was commissioned by Archbishop Guidobald Thun, and is attributed to Italian sculptor Tommaso di Garone. The fountain itself has a fantastic element, with snorting horses, giants, dolphins, and its crowning Triton. Today the square is often used to hold large events, such as music concerts, live sports events which are shown on a giant screen, and the city's new years eve celebrations, as well as the famous Salzburg Christmas market.


Address : Residenzplatz 5020 Salzburg Austria

Bus : Bus lines 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, stop: Mozartsteg West

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