Salzburg Cathedral - Salzburg


The Salzburger Dom (or Salzburg Cathedral) was first built by the Bishop Virgil in 767. In 774 the cathedral was consecrated to St Rupert and St Virgil. Since then the cathedral has undergone many renovations, including one after part of it was destroyed by fire in 1598 which shocked and outraged the citizens of Salzburg. This cathedral is considered to be the most beautiful Romanesque cathedral north of the Alps. It was further damaged during WWII and was repaired and finally consecrated again in 1959. There is a monument outside which pays tribute to these three consecrations. Among the precious objects to be found in Salzburg's Cathedral are the baptismal font in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptised, the majestic main organ, surrounded by angels playing instruments and crowned by Rupert and Virgil, as well as the magnificent Cathedral portals made by Scheider-Manzell, Mataré and Manzú. In his capacity as the court organist and concert master, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed numerous works of sacred music for Salzburg.

Opening

January, February, November: Monday-Saturday 8am - 5pm, Sundays and holidays 1pm - 5pm. March, April, October, December: Monday-Saturday 8am - 6pm, Sundays and holidays 1pm - 6pm. May, June, July, September: Monday-Saturday 8am - 7pm, Sundays and holidays 1pm - 7pm

Prices

Free, however a donation is appreciated


Address : Domplatz 5020 Salzburg Austria

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

Phone : +43 66280477950

Fax : +43 66280477959

Web : http://www.salzburger-dom.at/salzburger-dom/default.asp

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