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“A Splendid Edifice, Warm, Welcoming, Light and Airy”

Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
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Owner description: This uniquely-designed cathedral was constructed in the early 17th century and was the site of Mozart's baptism in 1756.
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I was very impressed with the Cathedral - it's a huge place but doesn't seem to project the aloofness quite common in such buildings. I'm not a religious person but I did feel very comfortable here in this splendid, but not ostentatious edifice.

I visited two or three times during our three day stay in Salzburg and was fortunate enough to hear two of the Five organs in action.

Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Beautiful cathedral. The ceiling was impressive. Lots to see. Very busy, many tourists as you would expect.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cecilia D
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

4 organs surrounding center of the church with one really large organ in the back...really serious about music here!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rmangun
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

The Salzburg Cathedral is massive. It was completed in 1657 and is famous for its Italian style. The main nave, 32 meters high, has ceiling paintings by Donato Mascagni and Ignazio Solari. The high altar of 1628 is attributed in the design to the master builder of the cathedral Santino Solari. We took our time wandering around the cathedral and saw many beautiful things like the dome over the transept (it's 71 meters high). The crypt has some wonderful chapels and there's the baptismal font at the rear of the church were both Mozart and Joseph Mohr, the man who wrote the words for “Silent Night!", were baptized. Allow for ~1 hr for your visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob K
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

When visiting Salzburg a visit to the Salzburg Cathedral is a must. It's free to enter and the Dommuseum can be visited for free with the Salzburg Card.
The history of the cathedral of Salzburg dates back all the way to 774, when the first basilica was completed. The current cathedral was built in 1691 and was designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santino Solari. During World War II the 71-meter-high dome was hit by an aircraft bomb. The restoration was completed in 1959. Also good to know is that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized here on January 28, 1756.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobbieP87
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