Monday, 20 June 2016

Salzburg - post 2: Religious Architecture

Without doubt some of the most outstanding architecture found in Salzburg belongs to the city's churches, the most prominent being the seventeenth-century Baroque designed Salzburg Cathedral.

Salzburg Cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral main entrance
While the front of the building is impressive in its own right, to see the real beauty of the building the visitor needs to find a high point.

Salzburg Cathedral viewed from Hohensalzburg Castle
Some of the lesser churches are well worth a visit, but the casual tourist may have to search hard to find some of them.

Tucked away down alleyways, or squeezed between other buildings, all the churches have their own charm. I particularly liked this one on Bürgerspitalplatz.

Geistliches Zentrum St. Blasius
Also the church at Franziskanergasse.

These are of course just a few of the city's churches. To visit them all I would need to spend considerably longer in Salzburg... that's a tempting thought.

Here are a couple more images:

Viewed from the height of Fortress Hohensalzburg the visitor gets a great aerial view of those churches within the Old City.

Salzburg old quarter from above
And just because I can I'll leave you with this panoramic view:

Panoramic Salzburg